You heard correctly. The first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and rapper Wale are teaming up. Unfortunately, it’s not for a collab. Although that would certainly interesting. But that idea is a bit far fetched at the moment, don’t you think?
The real reason the duo is coming together is to promote access to higher education, in other words, they want to influence high school students to strive to go on to college and university. In an event scheduled for next Thursday (July 23) Wale will perform at the White House Summit for 130-plus students. Invited guests are from urban, special needs, and underprivileged backgrounds. The purpose of the day’s gathering will hopefully instill some insight into current students that a higher education will open doors to their future in ways they never thought possible.
“This event will focus on sharing tools and strategies students can use to successfully transition to college and the resources they will need to complete the next level of their education.” the White house said in a statement. “The first lady will appear on a panel with the D.C.-based rapper, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Manuel Contreras, a rising senior at Brown University. E! News co-host Terrence Jenkins will moderate the panel.”