President Obama Invites Common, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled & More To The White House (PHOTOS)

(AllHipHop News) Hip Hop was heavily represented at the White House this weekend. President Barack Obama invited several performers to Washington, DC to discuss his My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The program is designed to provide young men of color with high-quality early education, safe learning environments, and other needs.

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The high-profile meeting was unannounced. According to various reports, stars such as Common, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Wale, Ludacris, Chance The Rapper, Talib Kweli, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Alicia Keys were in attendance on Friday.

“Many of these artists have lent their voices and platforms to promoting these issues,” stated a White House official. “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.”

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Several of the artists shared their experience at the White House on social media. Check out some of the Instagram posts below.

So much hard work put in @djkhaled we can’t do nothing but smile. #MyBrothersKeeper #DaywemetObama

A photo posted by Rick Ross / Yung Renzel (@richforever) on

Meeting with the President today. #MyBrothersKeeper

A photo posted by Common (@common) on

White House certified 🇺🇸

A photo posted by @ludacris on

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