Cordae is looking to join a rare class of individuals in entertainment who are EGOT recipients after winning his first Emmy last year.
On Friday (May 12), the Grammy-nominated rapper took to Instagram to share a letter from Michelle Obama congratulating him on his win at December’s Children’s & Family Emmy Awards show for his work on kids series We the People.
Wining for Outstanding Short Form Program, the animated series teaches about the U.S. Government through song. Both Barack and Michelle Obama were executive producers on the show as well as Kenya Barris.
“I thank God I won my first Emmy ! EGOT is on the way… S/O to the Obamas for the oop,” Cordae captioned his post, letting his followers know that he’s hunting down the EGOT title.
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The second slide in the rapper’s Instagram carousel showed a close-up shot of the letter from Michelle Obama.
“Dear Cordae, Congratulations on your Emmy!,” the former first lady began. “We are so proud to have worked with you on We The People. The Emmy is wonderful recognition of your hard work, but more important are the young people who are a little smarter and a little civically minded as a result.”
She added: “Thank you for your hard work, it means a lot to us. We hope we can continue to find ways to work together, whether it’s at Higher Ground, the Obama Foundation, or in your endeavors. All, the best, Michelle Obama.”
The term EGOT, refers to someone who has won a Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony within the span of their career. Popular EGOT winners include Quincy Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, and Harry Belafonte, to name a few.
Within his message on IG, the 25-year-old artist said he’s working on new music. Recently, he along with Machine Gun Kelly released a freestyle over Central Cee’s viral hit “Doja.”
He also dropped “Two Tens” with Anderson .Paak back in January and will also soon be joining NF for his massive tour in support of his upcoming album HOPE. The North American trek kicks off on July 12 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, taking in dates in Boston, Philadelphia, Orlando, Denver, Portland, Toronto and more.