Major music influences met with President Barack Obama to discuss a very serious topic “Criminal Justice Reform” and the “My Brothers Keeper” Initiative.

Obama hosted some of musics biggest stars for a meeting earlier today April 15, 2016 at the White House according to White house officials  Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keys, Wale, J. Cole, Dj Khaled and Ludacris were among the stars who sat down with Obama and some of his top advisers to talk about criminal justice reform and the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.

Sources say the Stars were singled out because of their work within communities to confront issues facing young people.

“Through their own nonprofit work or artistic commitment, many of these artists have found ways to engage on the issues of criminal justice reform and empowering disadvantaged young people across the country,”

says officials from the white house.

The President and his team have worked on the issues following criminal justice through out his second term in office. Recently though, the President commuted the sentences of dozens of drug offenders, most of which will be released from federal custody this following summer.

The music stars who Obama has convened have also been pretty active on the subject. Alicia Keys has lobbied Congress to pass criminal justice reform legislation and Chance the Rapper leads an anti-violence campaign in the president’s hometown of Chicago. Other guests including Common, J.Cole, and Wale encourage and support youth through programming.

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