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Chance the Rapper is going to have the country doing front flips at this year’s annual National Christmas Tree Lighting. 

Along with Kelly Clarkson and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, Chance will perform at the White House on Dec. 1 (despite getting drunk at Obama’s birthday party, but that’s another story). 

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It’s a good thing President Obama is a fan of this year’s hottest rapper — who added “Acid Rap” to his summer playlist (available to stream on on Spotify). 

Rolling Stone reported Chance’s ties to the Obamas go back to when his father worked as a deputy assistant for Obama when he was an Illinois state senator. In April, Chance, along with artists like Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and Pusha T, met with Obama to discuss the administration’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. After that meeting, Chance discussed his music career with the President, thus forming a bond.

Tickets to the event are (gasp) free, and available via an online lottery beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7. Winners will be announced Oct. 27. The ceremony is slated to be broadcast Dec. 2 on the Hallmark Channel. For more information about the event, visit their website


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