“This was the party of the year in DC.”
If Michelle Obama didn’t summon Bey to perform for her and her guests, Jay Z may not have landed a pass to the First Lady’s White House birthday bash.
“Guest lists from Michelle Obama’s super secret 50th birthday party are starting to circulate with one big name conspicuously missing…”
That ‘missing name’ is none other than Shawn Carter!
Here’s the latest:
“The first family had a mix of friends, politicians, athletes, entertainers and business execs.” Singer Ledisi, a Michelle fave, kicked off the evening’s entertainment followed by a half-hour set from Beyoncé, during which the diva sang “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “Irreplaceable.” John Legend then appeared to croon “Happy Birthday” to Michelle and presented a cake while President Obama toasted to his wife. A wild dance party then kicked off with DJ Cassidy spinning tunes. And Wonder jumped onstage with the DJ for a medley of songs including “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours).”
The party raged till 2 a.m., spies said, for guests including Janelle Monáe, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd and Gayle King.
Also in the crowd were VP Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Smokey Robinson, former pro athletes Billie Jean King, Alonzo Mourning, Magic Johnson, Emmitt Smith and Ahmad Rashad as well as Google’s Eric Schmidt, Disney honcho Bob Iger, 32 Advisors’ Robert Wolf, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, Blackstone COO Tony James, Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein, Haim Saban, Donna Karan and the Rev. Al Sharpton.”