Obama Meets With Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, & Other Artists To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

President Obama invited a group of rappers and musicians including Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, Janelle Monáe, Timbaland, Ludacris, J. Cole, and Wale to the White House yesterday to discuss criminal justice reform and the administration’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a mentorship and support program designed to help young men of color. (Obama met with Kendrick Lamar a few months ago to discuss similar issues.) According to U.S. News & World Report, the event wasn’t announced publicly or attended by press, but you can check out social media posts and some footage taken by the artists themselves below.

@djkhaled x @ludacris x @timbaland #mybrotherskeeper

A video posted by @rapradar on

Another historic Day #mybrotherskeeper #iammbk snapchat therealluda

A video posted by @ludacris on

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