Michelle Obama doesn’t turn 50 until next year but she’s locking down the guest list early. The first lady has tapped Beyoncé as one of the performers at the bash. According to an unnamed source, Bey will take the stage in honor of Mrs. Obama, as will Adele. However, the information has yet to be confirmed.
From the Huffington Post:
An unnamed (and potentially questionable) source told the UK’s Daily Mail that the first lady has asked Beyonce and Adele to perform at her party. “America’s first lady will be holding a huge celebrity-packed party for her birthday at the White House next year and, as she adores Adele and Beyoncé, she has asked them both to sing,” an unnamed source told The Daily Mail. “Adele has graciously accepted and waived her usual fee for the high-profile private performance. She will sing a selection of her most-loved hits for the first lady and her friends.” Beyoncé has a long-standing relationship with the Obamas. The singer famously performed at President Obama’s inauguration earlier this year, and, along with her husband Jay-Z, was a major supporter of Obama during his run for presidency and reelection. Beyoncé also wrote the first lady a birthday card earlier this year for her 49th. “Michelle, thank you so much for every single thing that [you] do for us,” Beyoncé wrote. “I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.”
Even without official confirmation, there’s a good chance that it just might happen. Mrs.Obama has gushed about Mrs. Carter on more than one occasion. “If I had some gift, I’d be Beyoncé,” she said in an interview last year. “I’d be some great singer. The power of music, being able to play an instrument … It looks like musicians just have the most fun.” Mrs. Obama turns 50 on January 17, 2014.