After all the fuss about inviting Common to a recent poetry session at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama has finally put her critics in check.  During a recent talk with students at Oxford University, she said the rapper was "very cute" and an insightful addition to the event's mega medley of poets, MTV News reports..

Lyndra Vassar
May, 28, 2011


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After all the fuss about inviting Common to a recent poetry session at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama has finally put her critics in check.  During a recent talk with students at Oxford University, she said the rapper was "very cute" and an insightful addition to the event's mega medley of poets, MTV News reports..

"We had a poetry session and we invited young kids in just last week from all over the country" she told the student.  "And then we had a poetry night and Common was there. He's very cute. But everybody from poet laureates to hip-hop folks, being able to mix up the world in that very interesting way, the White House allows you to do that."

Do you agree with the First Lady? Was Common a good invite for the poetry session?


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