Presidential candidate rumoured to be 'playing' Lollapalooza
Barack Obama will introduce Kanye West onstage at Lollapalooza Festival (August 1-3) in an attempt to appeal to hip-hop fans, according to reports in the US media.
The Democratic Presidential Candidate, who has talked openly about aiming to use hip-hop to connect with his electorate, is expected to make a brief stage appearance at the festival in his home town of Chicago alongside the rapper-producer.
Speaking on US TV show ‘What’s In It For Us’, Obama explained: “I’ve met with Kanye [West]. And I’ve talked to other artists about how potentially to bridge that gap. I think the potential for them to deliver a message of extraordinary power that gets people thinking (is massive).”
Sources close to the candidate have told reporters, that Obama has left a slot open in his schedule for the appearance at the festival in Grant Park, less than a mile from the national campaign headquarters.