August 2, 2016

Yep, confirmed. In fact, make it Mythbusters-confirmed.

Two of our homegrown music talents will be performing at an exclusive after-party at The White House: local rapper ShiGGA Shay and singer/radio personality/NYLON cover girl Tabitha Nauser. You can expect the Obamas to be there, along with PM Lee.

The news was first announced by Grizzle Grind Crew earlier today on their Twitter account.

While the official dinner, tonight, serves to “mark the longstanding friendship between our countries”, and coincides with the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, we’re still pretty stoked that they had invited the musicians down to perform as well. And yes, it’s a big deal — especially since this official visit is a first by a Singapore prime minister since 1985. Lots of history-making stuff here.

Extensive reports were previously made on the four-course meal, black-tie of course, all of which show off some of US’ best produce — Maryland crabs make up the starter dish of a crab salad, the second course serves up heirloom tomatoes from the White House garden along with green papaya, pickled green mangoes and a soursop sorbet, while the stunning main course features American wagyu beef with a Marrow Crust, and sides of roasted yams, wilted kale and heirloom carrots. All this closes with a dessert of Peach Sangria cake, infused with Asian flavours of palm sugar, coconut milk and fragrant lime leaves.

If you need further confirmation, look at this:

Schemin in DC

A photo posted by TABɨTHA NAUSER (@tabithanauser) on

And this:

no sleep till DC

A photo posted by ShiGGa Shay (@shiggashay) on

The eagle has landed.