Rappers take over Pennsylvania Ave.
Artists like Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkston performed at Obama’s inauguration. While there weren’t any hip-hop artists invited, that didn’t stop them from reppin’ their president on stages elsewhere. One being Jeezy, who belted out his hit single, “My President” when Obama won his first presidential election in 2008.
Over time, rappers have slowly crept their way into the big house. Whether it was for a party, an attempt to stand for social change, or to just to kick it with the prez, rappers from Common to Eazy-E have made their way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
In 2009, Luda attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. But soon after, he received criticism from B.O. after he took shots at John McCain.
Jay and B (as in Barack) are pretty much BFFs. He first attended the White House in 2010 and since then J and his wife, Beyoncé, have been regular guests. Plus, the Carters are on the Obamas’s bandwagon and have been supporting them in PR and fundraising, just to name a few.
Chance the Rapper
Chance first visited the White House before he became a rapper. His dad worked under B.O. when he was a senator for the state of Illinois. Chance received an invitation to his hometown homie’s big house earlier this year. This time, he was invited to perform! He brought his dad as his date that night.