Rick Ross’s ankle bracelet went off while in The White House visiting President Obama Friday (April 15), according to TMZ.
The President invited several rappers, including Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Rick Ross, to talk about the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which aims to keep young minority men out of trouble. The bracelet went off after President Obama delivered his speech at the gathering.
The Miami rapper wears an ankle bracelet as part of his 2015 kidnapping and pistol-whipping case.
(The original post in this thread was published April 16, 2016. It is as follows.)
President Barack Obama invited Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross and Pusha T among other Hip Hop notables to the White House to discuss the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative and criminal justice reform on Friday (April 15).
The meeting wasn’t publicly announced however, it was confirmed by the Associated Press.
“I can’t even explain to ya’ll what just happened,” Ludacris says on Khaled’s Snapchat story. “History has been made.”
“Met with President Obama today to discuss a few things that happen to be very dear to my [heart emoji],” Nicki captioned on an Instagram post of her autographed photo of President Obama. “I am #MyBrothersKeeper.”
The president employed the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in February 2014 to help keep young males out of the criminal justice system and improve their access to higher education while addressing the challenges faced by minority men.
President Obama discussed “My Brother’s Keeper” with Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar last year in a “Pay It Forward” campaign focused on mentorship.
DJ Khaled‘s Snapchat story and Instagram post of the “My Brother’s Keeper” meeting is as follows.
Nicki Minaj, Ludacris and Common’s Instagram posts about “My Brother’s Keeper” are as follows.
Humbly speaking this was my 5th time meeting and speaking with our President. Never had him sign anything and today I thought to myself I'm trippin! Today I got my book personally signed and no words can explain the excitement of having this added to my collection of life changing memorabilia #historic