President Obama Invites Musicians to White House to Discuss My Brother’s Keeper

My Brothers Keeper White House

President Obama invited some of the nation’s top black musicians to the White House to discuss ways to continue his administration’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

J. Cole, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Common, Janelle Monae and many more stars were invited out the the White House to speak with POTUS about how to keep the initiative active, even after his term has ended. My Brother’s Keeper which was launched “to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.”

Pusha T shared his feelings about the meeting on social media, describing it as a historical moment. “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,” he wrote. “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.”

Nicki shared a shot of an autograph POTUS gave her during her visit:

J. Cole and DJ Khaled also voiced their excitement:

Common confirmed he was on-hand for the talks:

Meeting with the President today. #MyBrothersKeeper

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The meeting was initially kept under wraps and not announced by the White House administration, but was later confirmed by The Associated Press.

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