Chance is on his way to becoming a regular at the White House after visiting earlier this year with other rappers and musicians to discuss discuss criminal justice reform. He's also a notable favorite of the Obama family and will be back Dec. 1 as well, perform at this year’s annual National Christmas Tree Lightning.
Chance's date for the event is his father, Ken Bennett, who served as a deputy assistant to Obama when he was a senator in Illinois. The Chicago emcee posted a photo of the two of them, thanking his dad for raising him right.
Meanwhile, Ocean showed up with checkered slip-on Vans with his mother Katonya Breaux along as a date. Breaux tweeted that she feels so "blessed to have a son that includes me in his once in a lifetime events," touting that she had just hugged the First Lady.
Other celebrity guests for the night include James Taylor, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Jerry Seinfeld. Stefani will be performing at the event as well.