President Barack Obama invited Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Common, J. Cole, Alicia Keys, and more, to discuss the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
All of the artists have either been active in social justice movements or have formed non-profit organizations that fall in line with the goals of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
“Many of these artists have lent their voices and platforms to promoting these issues,” according to a White House official who spoke to The Hill. “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.”
Following the meeting celebrities took to social media to show their admiration for President Obama:
Pusha T tweeted, “Just leaving the White House… I never got to go on my elementary school field trip there. Thanx for the invite @POTUS #MyBrothersKeeper”
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) April 15, 2016
Shorty Awards winner DJ Khaled shared a Snap of himself and J. Cole after their meeting with the President on Instagram captioned,
“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”
Nicki Minaj posted an autographed headshot of the President on Instagram captioned, “Met with President Obama today to discuss a few things that happen to be very dear to my. I am #MyBrothersKeeper”
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