Kendrick Lamar Praises President Obama For Inviting Hip-Hop Into The White House
(AllHipHop News) Donald Trump was formally elected the 45th President of the United States after the Electoral College voted for the Republican businessman yesterday (December 19).
Despite Trump's recent meeting with Kanye West, it is likely the next POTUS will not be as open to connecting with Hip-Hop stars as his predecessor Barack Obama.
Lamar told XXL:
We all have to give [Obama] his credit due for even allowing us into the building. We would probably never get inside that house ever again. Think about it like that. Rick Ross, Cole, Nicki Minaj, he really went for us to come experience it. This is something our grandparents always wanted to see, never thought in a million years, but [we can] pass it down to our generation to say, ‘Alright, I’m in here and I’m finna use my power to let ya’ll see how this thing works and I’mma drop some knowledge on y’all that a man can’t drop on everybody else ’cause y’all have the most influence.’
Obama has expressed his appreciation for the TDE emcee as well.
The president named Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost" as his favorite song of 2015.
In addition, Obama picked Kendrick Lamar over Drake when asked which rapper would win in a rap battle.
K. Dot was also among the artists Obama selected as his favorite rappers.