Party On! President Barack Obama Will Celebrate His 55th Birthday with an A-list Bash at the White House
Some of the guests reported to attend include Beyoncé, Jay Z and Obama's favorite rapper, Kendrick Lamar
Celebrating in style.
“This evening the First Lady is hosting a 55th birthday celebration for the President at the White House. The guest list includes a large number of family members and friends to mark the occasion,” a rep for the White House tells PEOPLE in a statement. “The private event will be paid for with the family’s personal funds.”
The New York Post‘s Page Six reports guests are expected to include Beyoncé, Jay Z, Obama’s favorite rapper Kendrick Lamar, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Magic Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, and Usher, who is expected to perform.
But Obama can’t forget about those who have served him well during his two terms in office. Politicos expected to attend include Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
“55 years young and that smile still gets me every single day,” she captioned the adorable photo. “Happy birthday, Barack. I love you.”
And while the president’s birthday happened to fall on Throwback Thursday, Biden opted to celebrate both.
•Reporting by JANINE RUBENSTEIN