Frank Ocean and Chance The Rapper took their parents to the White House

The two artists attended President Obama's final White House State Dinner last night

Frank Ocean and Chance The Rapper were among the attendees for this year’s White House State Dinner, which took place last night (Tuesday, October 18).

The annual invite-only black tie event is the last hosted by President Obama. Frank and Chance were also joined by a host of other famous guests, including Jerry Seinfeld and Gwen Stefani.

Ocean (who wore black and white checkered Vans) arrived at the White House with his mother, Katonya Breaux, while Chance The Rapper also brought along a parent, his father Ken Bennett. Chance’s dad previously served as an aide to former Chicago mayor Harold Washington, where he worked with then-Senator Obama.


Tweeting before the event, Chance wrote: “Thanks Dad for raising me right. Look at us all fancy for the White House. I ain’t even wearing a hat tonight”.

Chance told reporters on arrival that he “hopes there’s some dancing” as he and Obama have a “recurring dance battle” going.

Ocean’s mother tweeted at the event: “I am so blessed to have a son that includes me in his once in a lifetime events!!! I just hugged our First Lady!!!!”



President Obama recently revealed that he works out to Beyoncé and Black Eyed Peas, sharing the soundtrack to his presidential workouts.

The 10-song playlist includes classic songs by Bob Marley, Nina Simone and Sting. More recent hits by Jay Z and Drake feature too.

Perhaps most surprisingly, the outgoing president is partial to ‘Emergency’, a little-known 2015 single by Swedish electro duo Icona Pop.