Barack Obama Celebrated His 60th Birthday At His Martha’s Vineyard Estate With A Bunch Of Celebrities
Barack Obama turned 60 on August 4th, and he threw a big celebrity-filled birthday party at his Martha’s Vineyard estate on Saturday night. It’s unclear how many guests there were; People says it was an “intimate” soirée with just 200 “family members and close friends,” but TMZ claims there “appeared to be several hundred party revelers.” And that was the downsized version! Last week Obama’s spokesperson announced that the party was being scaled back and some guests were uninvited last minute due to the recent rise of the Delta variant. And while the event was technically outdoors (in a massive tent) and masks were provided, it looks like most of the guests partied with mouths exposed. All the better to schmooze with, Mr. President!
Celeb attendees included Beyonce and Jay-Z, Eryka Badu, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Stephen Colbert, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Apparently, Oprah and Ava DuVernay were invited but didn’t show up cuz they were concerned about COVID. And celebs like Conan O’Brien, Dave Letterman, and Larry David were among the Delta-uninvited. Yep, Chrissy Teigen made the final cut, but not Conan. Sounds like “Cancel Club” isn’t that bad.
There aren’t any official pics from the party because of a photography ban, but Eryka Badu managed to sneak an Instagram video of Obama dancing with the musician H.E.R. (since deleted):
Erykah Badu and H.E.R. turning up with Barack Obama at his 60th birthday bash. pic.twitter.com/cPfBU167PT
— Rap Alert (@rapalert4) August 8, 2021
H.E.R., who reportedly performed at the party, also posted this pic with Michelle and Barack before quickly deleting:
H.E.R. attends Barack Obama's 60th birthday in Martha's Vineyard 🥳 pic.twitter.com/gYglaJ6YGb
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) August 8, 2021
Rapper Trap Beckham and manager TJ Chapman also ignored the photography ban:
DJ posts stealth pics of Obama's 'epic' birthday party — before being forced to delete them https://t.co/6YSiFpqW3z pic.twitter.com/HFu4RxETEj
— New York Post (@nypost) August 9, 2021
Most of their photos were taken down, but, miraculously, one survived. T.J. posted a picture of the event’s napkins, which read “44X60.” This was also the design for the (unworn) masks and the staff’s badges:
According to reports, Obama spent a lot of time grooving his boomer-butt on the dance floor, and Alicia Keys and John Legend both sang “Happy Birthday.” Leaked photos show that there were lint rollers, Advil, and deodorant in the bathrooms (RICH PEOPLE ALERT). There were also pics of the fancy-schmancy drinks and the food. While there were tons of vegetarian options, the event also featured a big oyster bar. Things began winding down around 1:00 AM, and one police officer was overheard calling the traffic “a shit show.” Ugh, this is why you ask guests to bring their own private planes and helicopters!
The real travesty here is that JLo and Ben Affleck weren’t invited to this A-List affair. It would have been the perfect party for their official couple debut. Maybe the Obamas are sore that Jennifer kicked A-Rod to the curb? That’s the only logical reason Chrissy fucking Teigen got an invite over Bennifer.