Chance The Rapper reveals career advice from President Obama

The pair met at the White House

Chance The Rapper has revealed that President Obama gave him some wise words of advice when the pair recently met at the White House.

In an interview with GQ Magazine, the rapper spoke about how he had joined the likes of Alicia Keys and DJ Khaled at The White House in April to discuss the My Brother’s keeper initiative, a mentoring programme which helps young people to achieve success.

But while most of the attendees briefly met the President, Chance says that he was given a one-on-one meeting after their initial exchange.


“At the end [of the meeting], everybody takes a group photo, and he’s signing stuff. And he keeps pushing me to the back, and I’m like, ‘I don’t understand why he won’t sign my shit.'”, he revealed.

“And he makes me wait till the end, and then he brings me up to his office, and we had a really good conversation about what I was working on. He told me I needed to start selling my music.”

He also praised Obama as a ‘good man’, and opened up about how the first family are fans of ‘Colouring Book’, his recently released third mixtape.

“Oh yeah. They’re bumping ‘Coloring Book’ hard up there. If you go up there, you’ll probably hear ‘Coloring Book.’ This is not a joke at all”, he said.

Last month, Malia Obama was also spotted watching the rapper at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival, while flanked by members of the Secret Service.