President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host a poetry evening at the White House tonight–featuring Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, Common. To celebrate American poetry, he will take part in rap workshops with schoolchildren before performing this evening.
The Atlantic reports that Fox News, The Daily Caller, and other conservative outlets are up in arms over his place on the guest list, as they try and paint Common as some gangster rapper.
Those ignorant conservatives just want to have something to say. They clearly don’t listen to Common, because he is far from a gangster rapper. FOX News clearly FORGOT what they once said about 7 months ago:
Fox News had a different tone about Common. In an October 2010 report for FoxNews.com, reporter Jason Robinson interviewed the “rap legend” and told him, “your music is very positive. And you’re known as the conscious rapper. How important is that to you, and how important do you think that is to our kids?” [source]
Sidenote: Look out for a funny skit on ‘SNL’ about inviting rappers to the white house…HA!!!
Congrats to Common for this great opportunity!