The Kid LAROI Attends White House State Dinner With His Mum

30 October 2023 | 2:12 pm | Jessie Lynch

This illustrious event was in honour of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his partner Jodie Haydon.

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The Kid LAROI + Sloane Howard (Instagram)

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In a major win for the Aussie music scene, The Kid LAROI — alongside his mother Sloane Howard — stepped onto the prestigious grounds of the White House for a state dinner hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on Wednesday (Oct. 25).

This illustrious event was in honour of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his partner Jodie Haydon, with around 325 esteemed guests witnessing the gala.

LAROI (aka Charlton Howard) looked dapper as he donned a sleek black tuxedo jacket, a crisp white shirt, and polished black shoes, while mum Sloane exuded elegance in a form-fitting black gown for the special occasion.

As the evening unfolded, The Kid LAROI mingled with other famous faces who had been invited as guests, including The B-52s, who were originally slated to perform at the event before it was cancelled on Tuesday.

“While we had initially planned for the legendary B-52s to perform their iconic dance and party music, we are now in a time when so many are facing sorrow and pain,” First Lady Dr. Jill Biden said on Tuesday.

“So we’ve made a few adjustments to the entertainment portion of the evening.”

The news comes amid The Kid LAROI taking to social media last week to announce the release date of his new album, The First Time, after a 30-second video teaser having dropped back in January.

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“MY NEW ALBUM THE FIRST TIME IS OUT NOVEMBER 10TH,” LAROI wrote on Instagram on Oct. 26.

“It’s almost been 2 and half years since I last dropped a project and im proud to say that this one is SO much better than anything I’ve ever released… ever. thank you for sticking around this long and im sorry that sometimes it’s hard being a supporter of mine.”

He continued, “I’ve had a lot of different experiences these past couple of years and life has been nothing short of insane. there’s no record or song or lyric that could ever fully describe to you what it’s been like but I hope this album gives you a slight idea! extremely grateful that I get to share this stuff with you all. I wouldn’t be anything without y’all so thank you again. I love you all beyond words.”

You can pre-save The First Time to your streaming library here.