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Big Sean was the first rapper to perform at the White House

Big Sean became the first rapper to rap at the White House on April 21, 2014, during Easter weekend, when he joined Ariana Grande for the 2014 Easter Egg Roll on The White House lawn performing their collab, “Right There.” Big Sean’s rap performance marked the first hip-hop performance in White House history but he was not the first rapper to visit.

After Big Sean’s performance, more rappers have performed at the White House; Wale performed two songs in the White House prior to President Obama’s final State of the Address and MC Lyte performed at the 50th anniversary of the legislation that created the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts in the White House.

Plenty of rappers like Chance the Rapper, Run-DMC, N.W.A, J. Cole, Pusha-T, and more, have been to the White House and Former President Barack Obama has also personally invited many hip-hop artists to the White House.

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