Rapper Wale just had an experience of a lifetime.
The D.C. rapper spent his Thursday afternoon getting all the incredible perks of being at the White House; balling on a huge court and drinking perfectly blended coffee to name a few. And might we add, spending time with first lady Michelle Obama.
But it wasn’t all play for the “Matrimony” rapper who joined FLOTUS for a “beating the odds summit.” The duo spoke to a group of 130 college-bound teens about overcoming obstacles and how to succeed in college. The summit was moderated by E! News host and actor, Terrence Jenkins.
According to reports, the D.C. native explained to the group that he was placed on academic probation his first year of college, but he eventually learned how to “take the training wheels off” in life. Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, the rapper’s legal name, attended Robert Morris University and Virginia State University on football scholarships before transferring to Bowie State University.
The 30-year-old shared some fun snapshots of himself at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. drinking his cup of joe and reflecting on the moment. Diddy even shared a touching message on Instagram, congratulating the rapper on the milestone.
“Proud of my brother @Wale for beating the odds. Who would have thought he’d be chillin’ at the White House playing ball on Barack’s court?!? Let’s get it!! Go follow @RevoltTV to stay updated on today’s ‘Beating The Odds’ summit with @MichelleObama. #ReachHigher.”
“Strong coffee in the styrofoam.. Spend a day at Barack home..” #moonz A photo posted by Wale (@wale) on
Headed to the house , this is not normal.. Maybe #everybluemoon #moonz A photo posted by Wale (@wale) on
#moonzINthewhitehouse #mmg #everybluemoon #flotus said use #hashtagscrazy #yesMaam A photo posted by Wale (@wale) on