It sounds like Justin Bieber is going to have a very capital Christmas.
While in England to promote the release of his Under the Mistletoe album, Bieber stopped by radio station Kiss FM, where he not only discussed his fans in the White House, but revealed that he’ll be performing at the annual “Christmas in Washington” show, to be broadcast December 16 on TNT.
“President Obama … his kids really like me, which is cool,” Bieber said. “I’m actually doing ’Christmas in Washington,’ and I’m performing for him and the whole Senate and all that.”
Bieber previously performed at the event in 2009 — much to the delight of Sasha and Malia Obama — sharing the stage with the likes of Usher, Mary J. Blige and Sugarland. He also took the stage at the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll in 2010.
The lineup for 2011’s “Christmas in Washington” show has yet to be officially announced, and a spokesperson for TNT did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment by press time. But, if he does perform, Bieber can count on the support of the commander in chief, whom he described to MTV News as “really cool.”
“[Obama] was really nice, and I was just happy to be [at the White House],” Bieber said last year. “We met [Sasha and Malia], took pictures with them, took pictures with the first lady.
“The first time I met him was a couple months back,” he continued. “I got to hang out with him in the Oval Office, which is pretty crazy, because no one really gets to go in there. It was pretty incredible. I got pictures with him.”
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