WHAT; A RAPPER?
What is rapper doing in the White House? Does his appearance there bring anything profitable to the country, or does it impart anything good to young people?
"Rap" is a subculture, which should not be encouraged at all, particularly, where African American youths are concerned. They are already vulnerable to all sorts of distractions, which affect their psyche in real life; and many of them find themselves at the bottom of the public education or high school scale. Those who proceed to go farther to University levels are literally fighting to survive.
It would be a misnomer to say that most of them were struggling to bring home good report cards, each and every school year, and something more positive should be made available to them.
It was pleasant for the First Lady Michelle Obama, to invite artistes to perform in the White House; yet, going to the level of extending an invitation to a person of bad repute should not have escaped her notice.
She also knew that the backlash of such act would not be favorable in the eyes of a whole lot of people; and that the idea would be controversial.
Besides, the time frame in which the event took place was not at all appropriate for her husband, President Barack Obama, who was doing all he could to bring up his political approval rating, in readiness for the 2012 presidential election.
It would not be improper to say that it was a fluke decision on her part to have invited a rapper, who unfortunately, had a bad public record as well; however, what she did should be looked on not only as regrettable; it would not appear cordial or even congenial among many sections of the country.
There were numerous poets who could have stirred up the young people of America; and they would readily have accepted her invitation; but she went out of her way to choose one, who had controversy surrounding himself to the White House, of all places.
Again, it was a bad choice, and not many people would be happy about it.