Hip Hop Icons Meet Up With The President Of The United States To Discuss "My Brother’s Keeper"

Hip Hop Icons Meet Up With The President Of The United States To Discuss "My Brother’s Keeper"
Hip Hop Icons Meet Up With The President Of The United States To Discuss "My Brother’s Keeper"
Chance The Rapper 
BHR Hollywood Reports.........Hip-hop takes over the White House. On Friday (Apr. 15), President Barack Obama met with a slew of high-profile rappers including Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Common, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Chance the Rapper, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, and Wale to discuss My Brother’s Keeper.

Earlier today, President Barack Obama met with a dozen or so artists at the White House to discuss criminal justice reform and the
Busta Rhymes 
administration's My Brother's Keeper initiative, which aims to "address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential."

According to a senior administration official, the artists selected for the meeting were chosen because they "found ways to engage on the issues of criminal justice reform and empowering disadvantaged young people across the country." J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, and Rick Ross all attended, as well as DJ Khaled, Pusha T, Alicia Keys, and Common. Ludacris was also there and counts this as his fifth time meeting the President.

Pusha T 
My Brother’s Keeper was launched by Obama in 2014. “That’s what My Brother’s Keeper is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on track,” he said at the time. “Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works—when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.”

Last year, the President had a one-on-one White House meeting with Kendrick Lamar to discuss the initiative as well. Their partnership led to “Pay It Forward,” a video focusing on the importance of mentorship.

While no photos have surfaced (yet) of these artists getting a chance to take a selfie with Obama, a number of them did document their experience on social media. Check out their tweets and IGs from the day's meeting below.










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