This would make a great SNL skit.
From the New York Post.
What is Obama doing by publicly taking “role model” advice from a guy wearing an ankle monitor?
At a White House summit last week to discuss his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, Obama met with performers Common, Nikki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Wale, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keyes and a Who’s Who of other “socially conscious and highly influential” artists.
Now TMZ reports that rapper Rick Ross’ ankle bracelet started beeping midway through the president’s remarks.
What’s a discussion about keeping kids from crime without a real criminal in the house?
Ross faces charges of kidnapping and pistol-whipping his groundskeeper. Out on $2 million bond, he must wear the monitor.
Nor does his “art” make him a fit adviser for this initiative. His raps celebrate date rape, misogyny, beat-downs and drug-dealing.
Back in 2013, City Councilman Andy King and other Democrats took to the steps of City Hall to denounce Ross over lyrics promoting the use of ecstasy (“molly”) for date rape.
That (and Reebok killing his endorsement deal) prompted a Ross apology to women who’ve “felt the sting of abuse” (and to young men for being a poor role model).
Oh, and last December he released the song “Enterprise,” which fantasizes about killing a presidential candidate (“Assassinate Trump like I’m Zimmerman”).
The Obamas have two young daughters. How can they welcome such guests into “the people’s house”?
Yes, celebrities can help highlight a good cause. But the president should think about what he’s seeming to endorse with his own serious star power.
There’s a reason why he attracts all these low lifes.