First lady Michelle Obama celebrated her 50th birthday on Saturday with a fun dance party that featured live performances by Beyonce and John Legend.
The White House’s East Room became one of the hottest dance clubs in the nation when it came time to celebrate the first lady’s 50th birthday with a guest list of about 500 people.
President Barack Obama was tight-lipped about the party details prior to Saturday evening as he wanted to keep them a surprise for his wife.
Now that the festivities are over, more details are leaking about the party that brought out stars like Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, and famous weatherman Al Roker.
It was no surprise that Beyonce turned out to be the headlining performance for the night considering her close relationship with the Obama family.
The “Drunk In Love” songstress serenaded the first couple during their first Inaugural Ball in 2009, and she was joined by a live band for a 30-minute set to kick off the first lady’s birthday bash.
After her performance, Beyonce snapped a photo of herself playing with the Obamas’ dog Sunny, while flaunting her long, lean legs in a short, gold dress.
She posted a photo of her daughter Blue Ivy meeting the friendly White House pet as well.
While Beyonce was in charge of getting the party guests on their feet, John Legend was given the honor of singing “Happy Birthday” to Michelle.
After the live performances were complete, DJ Cassidy was in charge of keeping the party going until 4 a.m., and it was obvious that the guests didn’t mind staying up until the last minute.
“We were here for the first lady’s birthday and that was the highlight,” Smokey Robinson said on his way out of the dance party on Sunday morning. “The president gave a wonderful, wonderful speech about her and then Beyonce performed and wow.”
Before the party, other famous guests were bubbling with excitement in anticipation of the big night.
“I am looking forward to saying happy birthday to her, being able to celebrate this great milestone in her life,” Samuel L. Jackson said.
As for Al Rocker, he had one very simple request.
“I’m hoping it’s old school,” he said before adding that he really wanted to dance all night.
The president was the host of the evening and he revealed another birthday present that he gave the first lady.
After the family ended their two-week Hawaiian vacation, the first lady got to stay behind for another week and enjoy some quiet time in the tropical getaway.
Other famous guests at the party included Gayle King, Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Hillary Clinton, Paul McCartney, Gladys Knight and John Legend’s new wife Chrissy Teigen.