J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, and More Met With President Obama to Talk Criminal Justice Reform

DJ Khaled, Pusha T, and Rick Ross were also in the building.

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Earlier today, President Barack Obama met with a dozen or so artists at the White House to discuss criminal justice reform and the administration's My Brother's Keeper initiative, which aims to "address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential."

According to a senior administration official, the artists selected for the meeting were chosen because they "found ways to engage on the issues of criminal justice reform and empowering disadvantaged young people across the country." J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, and Rick Ross all attended, as well as DJ Khaled, Pusha TAlicia Keys, and Common. Ludacris was also there and counts this as his fifth time meeting the President.

While no photos have surfaced (yet) of these artists getting a chance to take a selfie with Obama, a number of them did document their experience on social media. Check out their tweets and IGs from the day's meeting below.

Met with President Obama today to discuss a few things that happen to be very dear to my heart. I am #MyBrothersKeeper
Lol I know you're gagging. 😩. I'm so honored. Can't believe I came face to face w/greatness. So proud of him. 🎀 pic.twitter.com/Zxynt6uz41
Just leaving the White House...I never got to go on my elementary school field trip there. Thanx for the invite @POTUS #MyBrothersKeeper
Today I sat with the President of the United States to discuss #MyBrothersKeeper and Criminal Justice Reform. I'm more confident than ever.
Meeting with the President today. #MyBrothersKeeper pic.twitter.com/ensYn3ofup
Sat with President Obama in the Oval Office today.#MyBrothersKeeper

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