Obamas hold secret party at White House with Prince, Stevie Wonder … and Russell Wilson

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dangerusswilsonDancing at The @WhiteHouse to Prince & Stevie Wonder w/ my lady @Ciara Thanks Mr. President & First Lady! #IsntSheLovely #Blessed

dangerusswilsonDancing at The @WhiteHouse to Prince & Stevie Wonder w/ my lady @Ciara
Thanks Mr. President & First Lady!
#IsntSheLovely #Blessed

WASHINGTON — “Don’t party and tell,” might be the new White House motto.

Administration officials are remaining tight-lipped on a private party featuring Prince and Stevie Wonder at the White House over the weekend.

During Monday’s daily briefing, reporters grilled Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, for details on the star-studded event. It was not included in the president’s public schedule but was documented by guests on social media.

“The president and first lady did hold a private party at the White House over the weekend, but given the private nature of that event, I don’t have a lot of details to discuss from here,” Earnest said.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson let the public know and live vicariously through him — posting a picture with his arms around his on-again-off-again singer girlfriend Ciara to Instagram.

Wilson captioned the photo “Dancing at The @WhiteHouse to Prince and Stevie Wonder with my lady Ciara. Thanks Mr. President and First Lady!”

According to Page Six of the New York Post, 500 guests were in attendance at the private Saturday night concert, including CEOs and an assemblage of movie and TV stars. However, the White House said it does not anticipate releasing that sure-to-be-glamorous guest list at any point.

The White House made clear that the Obamas paid for the party out of their own pocket.

“The president and the first lady reserve the right to hold private parties at the White House, and they did it on their own dime,” Earnest said. He added that “most people across the country would acknowledge” that the Obamas should be able to “open their home up to guests for a private party on a Saturday night.”

And open up their home they did — hosting what director/screen writer and party-goer Ava DuVernay called one of the “best house parties” she had ever been to hands down.

 

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7 comments

  • Paul&Kathy

    Since I think i am a black man trapped in a white man’s body I think I should have been invited to the party too.

  • hikerhelper

    I obviously am unaware of the details, but it occurs to me that Wilson’s claim to being a committed follower of Jesus Christ might just raise a few questions as well as eyebrows in the context of this picture and its potential implications. Recently divorced, partying with an “on-again, off-again” super sexy girlfriend, and hobb-knobbing with ultra liberal celebs may not be in his best interests. Clearly he is not, in the final analysis, required to pass the scrutiny of every self-appointed critic, but I do know that biblical teaching calls Christians to a life style that is above reproach and beyond the critiques that might hang a shadow over the Christ to whom he professes allegiance. There’s nothing decidedly wrong with having a sexy girlfriend and going to parties, but in light of potential public assessment, because he sees himself as a representative of Christ (to say nothing of his connection to other believers), and because his very high sports profile, I’m thinking he may not be exercising the greatest wisdom. For what it’s worth (or not), that’s my take.