President Barack Obama invited Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross and Pusha T among other Hip Hop notables to the White House to discuss the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative and criminal justice reform on Friday (April 15).
The meeting wasn’t publicly announced however, it was confirmed by the Associated Press.
DJ Khaled captured the meeting on Snapchat and shared one of his moments with J. Cole on Instagram captioning, “Today I met @barackobama. Had the biggest cloth talk you could imagine.”
“I can’t even explain to ya’ll what just happened,” Ludacris says on Khaled’s Snapchat story. “History has been made.”
“Met with President Obama today to discuss a few things that happen to be very dear to my [heart emoji],” Nicki captioned on an Instagram post of her autographed photo of President Obama. “I am #MyBrothersKeeper.”
The president employed the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in February 2014 to help keep young males out of the criminal justice system and improve their access to higher education while addressing the challenges faced by minority men.
President Obama discussed “My Brother’s Keeper” with Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar last year in a “Pay It Forward” campaign focused on mentorship.
DJ Khaled’s Snapchat story and Instagram post of the “My Brother’s Keeper” meeting is as follows.
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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
Source: Hip Hop DX