POTUS, Barack Obama invited several African-American rappers for his ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative at the White House in Washington DC.
Obama’s program which leaned heavily on the influence of hiphop in black culture aimed at providing young black men with the best in early education, environments that are safe and conducive for learning, as well as empowering them to be better.
The exclusive event entertained stars such as Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Common, J. Cole, Chance The Rapper, Talib Kweli, Timbaland, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, Alicia Keys, Wale, Swizz Beatz, Ludacris, and more.
An official of the White House stated: “Many of these artists have lent their voices and platforms to promoting these issues”.
The statement continued: “Through their own nonprofit work or artistic commitment, many of these artists have found ways to engage on the issues of criminal justice reform and empowering disadvantaged young people across the country”.
The stars took to their social media to share the landmark achievement.
It isn’t an easy feat to be contacted by the POTUS for an opinion on issues that can drive the youth of color towards more positive goals, endeavors and pursuits.
Nicki Minaj – “Met with President Obama today to discuss a few things that happen to be very dear to my ❤️. I am #MyBrothersKeeper”.
Rick Ross – “So much hard work put in @djkhaled we can’t do nothing but smile.
DJ Khaled – “Today I met @barackobama Had the biggest cloth talk you could imagine. Me and my brother j cole talking more wins more blessings .. @barackobama thank u for the invite??I’m so inspired ???BLESS UP??? #mybrotherskeeper #iamnbk”
Common – “Meeting with the President today. #MyBrothersKeeper”.
Talib Kweli – “Hip Hop stepped up at the White House in a major way today. Stay tuned… #mybrotherskeeper #letgirlslearn”.
Ludacris – “White House certified ??”.
Swizz Beatz – “Yesterday was Epic #mybrotherskeeper ????????????????????????????”.
Timbaland – “My brother keeper??thanksto Whitehouse and the president for and amazing time learn so much from my peers today what a great day ????????”.