Michelle Obama Speaks On Common
Michelle Obama finally spoke up about inviting rapper/actor Common to the White House.
Common’s visit to the White House received nation headlines over the last two weeks, due to critics arguing that the rapper’s invitation to the first lady’s poetry session was distasteful because of his praise of convicted cop killers.
MTV News quoted Michelle speaking to a group of students at Oxford University, saying, “We had a poetry session and we invited young kids in just last week from all over the country. And they talked to some of the most outstanding poets, and they read their poetry in the state room. And then we had a poetry night and Common was there. He’s very cute. But everybody from poet laureates to hip-hop folks, being able to mix up the world in that very interesting way, the White House allows you to do that.”
Fellow MC Nas also made recent comments in support of Common’s invite to the White House.
“The people who feel like Common shouldn’t be performing are really old in their thinking,” Nas said. “It’s like your grandparents have a microphone, and not even smart grandparents — just ignorant grandparents…It scares the h*ll out of them. They feel like an endangered species in their way of thinking. People that are not open to change are just miserable.”
It’s a good thing Michelle Obama didn’t invite Tyler, The Creator and Odd Future to the White House.
Black American would never hear the end of that.