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Barack Obama: “Our Kids Can’t All Aspire To Be Lil Wayne”

Fri, Jul 17, 2009 by

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President Barack Obama paid homage to the NAACP (National Assocation for the Advancement of Colored People) at its 100 year anniversary celebration yesterday with a motivational speech.

President Obama touched on the nation’s constant struggles with discrimination despite elected minorities and the achievements of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement.

“I understand there may be a temptation among some to think that discrimination is no longer a problem in 2009,” Obama said from the New York event. “But make no mistake: The pain of discrimination is still felt in America.”

He also referenced superstar athlete LeBron James and rapper Lil Wayne to remind families of the importance of education.

“They might think they’ve got a pretty jump shot or a pretty good flow,” Mr. Obama said, “but our kids can’t all aspire to be LeBron or Lil Wayne. I want them aspiring to be scientists and engineers, doctors and teachers, not just ballers and rappers. I want them aspiring to be a Supreme Court Justice. I want them aspiring to be President of the United States of America.”

Shout outs to SOHH

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  • jmb

    lil wayne got his shit together good
    but the president is right
    kids should aim high!

  • fan #1000

    i don’t think so obama….

  • weezy still made good shit
    haterz suck a dick

  • does obama know that wayne works harder than him i bet!!! and weezy is actually clever and probs a lot cleverer than these other rappers

  • JoelReal

    I think Obama is quite a Lil Wayne fan, it’s already the second time he mention Weezy :p

  • that is right. and obama might be a lil weezy fan. obama is right. and this is great news

  • hey it’s good to see that wayne is getting rep by even the president of the u.s

  • bennnyyyyyyy

    take that 50.

  • ILiveInWaynesWorld

    I glad Obama knows wayne, and i think he likes him – but it seemed to me he was kinda saying that ballers and rappers arent a good enough standard…

  • whsick

    notice. he didn’t say Jay 8)

  • ABC

    Haha yeah, do you think him and Jay have had a fall out 😮

  • Bazelle

    Co-sign to the President!

  • Weezy’s #1 Fan

    Haha.
    50 is probably pissed right now
    Weezy gettin more atencion than him.
    =)

  • I’d rather be Lil Wayne anyday over Obama

  • YME4LYF

    FUCK LEBRON, HE SHOULDA SAID KOBE INSTEAD

  • RoRo F Baby

    =D dats nice of him 2 mention wayne but he’s ryt…lyf’s nt alwayz bout gettin hih n stuff…so kids shud b educated n shud hav gd career goalz…but still WAYNE rox ass!!

  • juan

    yea thats right its all about lebron and wayne.. fuck kobe @ yme4life

  • Alllilwayne

    who knos maybe obama might even go on lilwaynehq.. 😀

  • jmahc

    @ RoRo F Baby

    it’s not too late for you to get an education

  • me

    i think he was just saying this because not EVERY kid is gonna grow up to be wayne or lebron, so too get an education in other things you could do in life instead of dedicating your life to a career that might not work out for you. but thats just my take on it, i might be wrong.

  • on ur face 50 and Yep! wayne is the best

  • lol

    lol lil wayne sucks tbh he should of used jayz or nas as an example

  • this is for lol shut the fuck up

  • jmb

    i keep checkin’ the comments ’cause i’m waiting for Yep! her comments
    kinda dissapointed that she didn’t came out yet
    probably writing an whole essay about this before she gone post it.

  • ‘ILiveInWaynesWorld Says:
    July 17th, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    I glad Obama knows wayne, and i think he likes him – but it seemed to me he was kinda saying that ballers and rappers arent a good enough standard…’

    well actually they arent, because the society doesn’t get much better by them,
    also not worse, but i mean, not every rapper/baller is successful you know..
    you should think about the jobs you can get when you’ve studied and shit,
    because when you’re a rapper, you just rap, fuck bitches, get money;
    it sounds great though, but still XD

  • humairr. what the hell are you talking about don’t no shit. rapper and ballers is successful you know. thats stupied. go back to you’re website http://www.humairr.hyves.nl/

  • YoUnCaRteR

    weezy is tha best rappa but that obama said its true!..we just cant be rappers an ballers!..we nedd to be loyers,scientists, be in the NASA!..STEP OUR GAME up!!..SO thats whatsup OBAMA!! true dad!

  • T-Wayne09

    Lil Wayne got straight A’s in grade school and was actually going to college for awhile… He’s pretty intelligent. In my opinion, President Obama should have chosen a different person for an example. If Lil Wayne wasn’t a rapper, he could very well be a psychologist; that’s what he was majoring in, after all!

    — Josh

  • Platnum B

    @t-wayne09…..i agree….weezy wuz n tha honor program….obama shood hav chose som1 else….u sed it all tha way….

  • luiseezy

    wtf obama ur lame kids can be watever dey want to be maybe dats der dream been a baller or a rapper.

  • Lmaoo what a fan.. lil wayne got himself so it’s all good.

    he’s is wrong and right in somways but yea be what u want to~

  • @kmunson1989

    I don’t think he intended it to be a negative thing…I took it as we have a lot of potential as a race why does everyone have to aspire to be the next lil wayne

  • humairrr

    prince Says:
    July 18th, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    humairr. what the hell are you talking about don’t no shit. rapper and ballers is successful you know. thats stupied. go back to you’re website http://www.humairr.hyves.nl/

    ow fuck the hell off, talk good english first, before you teach me a lesson.

  • Yep!

    He never said, being a rapper or a basketball player was wrong, or wasn’t considered being successful. He said that ALL of today’s youth CAN’T (and in my opinion as well) SHOULDN’T be rappers and ball players.

    If that’s what you aspire to be, fine GO FOR IT, but what’s going to happen when one of these basketball players gets injured or catches a false rape charge? Or when one of these rappers overdoses, were gonna need some doctors and lawyers in existence, no?

  • LIL WAYNE IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE

    LIL WAYNE IS DA BEST RAPPER ALIVE. Barack is Just tryin to say dat not everyone will be able to become rappers or ballers. Hess not saying that rappers arent intelligent but people must persue different carriers or well end up with a world with no doctors, scientists, politicians or engineers. WEEZY IS DA BEST AND 3PEAT IS DA SHIT. YOUNG MOULA BAYBEEEEE.

  • a humairr tell ya grandmother to no how to suck dick bitch. i’mma teach yo grandmother how to suck a dick like she did mind. then i’mma teach to shut yo mouth. so when i see one i will whoop yo ass.

  • Imaging

    whatd rap eva d0 ta u mista perzadent

  • Larry Legend

    A lot of ya’ll is taking what the president said out of context. The only thing he’s saying is not all young black kids can be rappers or athletes. He never said that there’s a problem with young kids wanting to be one of the two but that’s the only thing young black kids want to be. It’s harder to become a rapper or pro athlete than becoming a doctor lawyer or scientist. And he only used LeBron’s and Lil Wayne’s name because they are the best at what they do.

  • ICEDKID

    I think weezy is d shit.bt what barack is trying 2 say,is that kids pay alot of attention 2 dis guys and they hav much influence on this kids than even d president himself.bt they shuld talk abut education sometimes.young mula baby_ you dig?

  • humairrr

    prince Says:
    July 19th, 2009 at 10:37 pm
    a humairr tell ya grandmother to no how to suck dick bitch. i’mma teach yo grandmother how to suck a dick like she did mind. then i’mma teach to shut yo mouth. so when i see one i will whoop yo ass.

    you can’t do nothing except cursing dude.
    go jerk off on porn motherfucker

  • humairr is that all you can say. man you corny and you no what go off and suck a dick motherfucker. gay ass. now i see why you have a lame website. because you fucking corny bitch get a life hoe. ya and i can curs all i want to you phonie. by the way go suck ya granmotheer’s pussy you gay ass motherfucker.

  • humairr got gay ass people on his website. you want to talk about some thing alse but you can’t stick up to me asshole. if i ever know who you are i’mma beat the heck out of you.

  • Abby

    Obama is Right! Kids need to think about an education and a future that is stable. Weezy got an education yes… but what will happen to the kids that dont make it to the music business? They cant just give up…and for that reason an education is important…and LiL Wayne you are an inspiration to those kids too… cuz through your lyrics pple can identify themselves too and thats hella tight1!

  • Corrine

    I think that all kids so aim high and look up to someone and if you wanna be the best rapper like lil wayne then aim to be lil wayne!:)

  • ya where you at humiarr ain’t talking now ya

  • humairr you ain’t talking shit no more aren’t you ya i really did shut yo gay ass faggot ass up. see thats what happens when you mess with prizzyprince. i punk’d you out humairr don’t you ever try to talk shit aginst me bitch. go suck ya grandmothers pussy bitch.

  • a humairr you ain’t talking shit now aren’t you. ya thats what happens when you mess with prizzyprince. humairr is a faggot ass gay ass dude. so humairr do me a favor go suck your grandmother pussy. because you never had pussy.

  • homer

    lil wayne is not the best role model. The funny thing is how you can’t find his education online. Hes afraid to tell us. Mabee hes embarrassed because he’s too self-indulged in his own phony image. He’s got to set an example

  • Justin

    lol oboma is a lil wayne fan now i love oboma 😀

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