President Barack Obama met with several influential artists earlier today at the White House earlier today to talk about criminal justice reform and the My Brother's Keeper initiative. Those who were invited include J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Pusha T, Alicia Keys, Common and Ludacris. The initiative 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" and artists were selected because they "found ways to engage on the issues of criminal justice reform and empowering disadvantaged young people across the country." Check out a few photos and clips below.
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.