President Barack Obama met with a number of prominent musicians yesterday to discuss an initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper.” According to ABC News, the initiative is designed to “help younger generations of blacks and other minorities stay on the right path.” Among the many attendees were Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, Common, Janelle Monáe, Ludacris, Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, Wale, and DJ Khaled. Many of the artists shared their positive impressions of the meeting on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #MyBrothersKeeper.
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
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
Sat with President Obama in the Oval Office today.#MyBrothersKeeper
— Yung Renzél (@rickyrozay) April 15, 2016
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) April 15, 2016
— Wale (@Wale) April 16, 2016
HONoRED to Build w/my PREZ & every artist there today. 2DAY was inspiring and a beginning2something revolutionary. https://t.co/4im8UILmeB
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) April 15, 2016
— COMMON (@common) April 15, 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
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