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|
Earlier today, President Barack Obama met with a dozen or so artists at the White House to discuss criminal justice reform and the
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.
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.
Met with President Obama today to discuss a few things that happen to be very dear to my heart. I am #MyBrothersKeeper— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) April 15, 2016
Lol I know you're gagging. 😩. I'm so honored. Can't believe I came face to face w/greatness. So proud of him. 🎀 pic.twitter.com/Zxynt6uz41— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) April 15, 2016
Just leaving the White House...I never got to go on my elementary school field trip there. Thanx for the invite @POTUS #MyBrothersKeeper— King Push (@PUSHA_T) April 15, 2016
4/15/16 I was invited to the White House by the POTUS to speak about prison reform at a table with many of my peers in music. History was made in that conference room, I'm sure that room has never looked the way it did today. This was my first time ever visiting the White House, I missed that particular school field trip. Thank you again Mr. President for the invite...God is the greatest and Obama is definitely the realest.
Today I sat with the President of the United States to discuss #MyBrothersKeeper and Criminal Justice Reform. I'm more confident than ever.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 16, 2016
Humbly speaking this was my 5th time meeting and speaking with our President. Never had him sign anything and today I thought to myself I'm trippin! Today I got my book personally signed and no words can explain the excitement of having this added to my collection of life changing memorabilia #historic