​Eddie Vedder, BJ the Chicago Kid, Drake, Jerry Springer and More Bid Farewell to Barack Obama

​Eddie Vedder, BJ the Chicago Kid, Drake, Jerry Springer and More Bid Farewell to Barack Obama

President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address last night (January 10) from Chicago, giving America and the rest of the world one last message before leaving office. POTUS thanked his family and supporters, then ended his speech, saying: "I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours."
 

Many big-name stars were present at the celebration to pay homage to the now-former president — including BJ the Chicago Kid, who sang the national anthem; and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, who performed with the Chicago Children's Choir, delivering "Rise," as well as covers of Patti Smith's "People Have the Power," Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" and Labi Siffre's "(Something Inside) So Strong."

 
 

 
Following the official address, plenty of artists from across music, film and television have weighed in with their own parting words for Obama. Before Donald Trump is sworn in as the United States' new leader on January 20, read a selection of those messages (and one particularly horrifying Photoshop creation from Drake) below.
 

 

 

I am honored to have called you my president for the last 8 years. Thank you for everything 😪❤🙏🏽

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Thank You Mr. President. #ObamaFarewell

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