Entertainment and cultural A-listers spilled into the White House for the final President Barack Obama birthday party, a day of celebration but also a signification of the finality of the Obama administration.
According to reports, first lady Michelle Obama invited a lengthy list of pop culture icons, including long time friends Beyoncé and Jay Z, as well as rapper Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, R&B crooner John Legend, Rev. Al Sharpton, Fonzworth Bentley, Nick Jonas, George Lucas, Robin Roberts, Magic Johnson and wife Cookie Johnson, Samel L. Jackson and wife, Ellen Degeneres
Portia De Rossi, Usher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson, Alonzo Mourning, Al Roker and, of course, the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
Some celebs posted their excitement about being invited to the most exclusive of parties: “@thecookiej and I getting ready to go to President Obama’s birthday party!” said Magic Johnson
“An honor to attend President @BarackObama 55th birthday celebration at @WhiteHouse tonight,” Al Roker shared via Twitter.
“George Lucas entering White House for Obama’s 55th bday bash,” wrote one onlooker via Twitter. “Walking to my car with Fonzworth Bentley we ran into Ellen!,” another fan shared via Instagram.
Take a look at some of the photos from President Obama’s 55th birthday from the White House: