Michelle Obama Getting Comfy With Common, Responds To White House Visit

Rapper Common sure does know how to charm the ladies. A few weeks back the Chicago lyricist visited the White House in yet another controversial chapter in President Obama’s presidency. The MC was invited to Capitol Hill on behalf of Michelle Obama for the first lady’s poetry session. One would think a simple poetry invite would appear harmless but Common’s then poetry reading set off a firestorm of controversy with critics suggesting it was poor taste for the White House to invite a rapper who praised cop killers.

Speaking out for the first time since the gathering, Michelle backed her decision to extend the invitation to Common. Read more…

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