President Obama said, “I wanna thank Janelle Monae for her wonderful performance. Her whole crew is here. We had them at the State dinner and the Korean president and his family, they were moving around. They loved it. Music is the universal language and Janelle and her team are incredibly talented.”
The 26 year old pint-sized singer explained, “I was deeply honored to be invited by the President to perform at the rally in Chicago at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It was an amazing feeling to be amongst so many people, young and old, black, white, red, disabled, all united, eager to help support a man who has ended the war in Iraq, gotten rid of ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ — allowing anyone to serve this country regardless of who you love, made sure women were not paid less than men merely because they are women, doubled pell grants, given 2.5 million young people health insurance, and has created a law that recognizes that crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race or disability aren’t just any crime — they’re hate crimes that deserve justice.”
The rally was organized as a campaign fundraising exhibition for the president. The singer popularly known for her Grammy nominated song Tightrope attended the event to give her support for the president.