Big Sean Becomes First Artist to Rap At The White House

blame it on Shake April 23, 2014

Despite ending his engagement with Naya Rivera a couple weeks ago, Big Sean continues to make moves. Fresh off a surprise appearance at Coachella, the Detroit rhymesayer also became the first rapper to perform at The White House.

True, Common recited poetry in 2011. But Sean is the first to actually rap.

On Monday, during The Obama’s 2014 Easter Egg Roll event, Sean joined Ariana Grande (12:47 mark) for a performance of “Right There.” Check it out below.

The singer is set to release her new single ‘Problem’ featuring Iggy Azalea on April 29th.

  • Could’ve been Mac MIller…

    • Jay Daniels

      I can imagine. Mac becoming the first to perform “rap” at the white house would cause more of an outrage than Macklemore stealing Kendricks grammy.

      • You’re definitely right, I just want to be clear that I meant it was either going to be Big Sean or Mac Miller since Sean is only performing cuz of the Ariana Grande feature

  • MassConglom

    Common rapped in the white house too I thought?

    • Selorm Amuzu

      Common did poetry

      • MassConglom

        He rapped 1 of his songs accapella but was still on beat so technically he rapped. R.A.P.(Rhythm And Poetry).

        • Selorm Amuzu

          Since the overall performance was poetry, it was probably classed as poetry despite how we feel about it

        • Prince Akeem


        • Jay Daniels

          I definitely feel that Common did indeed RAP at the white house.

  • Lorant Mena

    Common??? he rapped at the white house

    • Mac Dre


      • Lorant Mena

        who was it

        • Mac Dre

          Big Sean. I was saying Common was the wrong answer.

  • Chris Brown

    lol @ the apple kid 0:44 …”smh…… sean? I’m movin out”

  • mufudzi

    Didn’t Snoop rap?

  • This nigga straight cooning with dat outfit

  • Parker

    another tragic milestone for hip hop

  • Grant Petersen

    Yeah, i thought snoop rapped.

  • Prince Akeem

    “technically, common did poetry” this is all so petty that it makes this entire thing trivial