Kendrick Lamar Invites President Obama To Ball In Compton
Kendrick Lamar has challenged Barack Obama to a game of basketball after his presidential term ends next year.
In an interview with Complex News, the Compton rapper talked about how he expects the 44th president of the United States will still continue to work, and be an advocate for change following his leave from the White House.
"From the conversations that we had, I think he's going to be in the community still heavy," Lamar said. "He may not be POTUS but he will be there, and to be effective inside the urban communities, and other communities around the the world."
The To Pimp A Butterfly mastermind then uses the opportunity to call out Obama for a basketball match, joking "He needs to work on his jump shot a little bit, get his left hand out over your right hand. I've been trying to bring him out, that's why I'm throwing shots at him right now. I want him to come to Gonzalez Park, and Enterprise Park in Compton."
Well, the ball is now in Obama's court, but it may take some time before he gets to Lamar's challenge. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, America's first African American president said that following his departure from the presidency he wants to relax and take wife Michelle Obama on a vacation for getting back to work.
"I'll spend time in my first year out of office writing a book, and I'm gonna be organizing my presidential center, which is gonna be focused on precisely this issue of how do we train and empower the next generation of leadership," Barack said. "I will continue to be very active, and Michelle is going to continue to be very active – and [on] the very thing that brought us here, which is our belief that when you work with people on the ground at a grassroots level, change happens."
Check out the interview with Lamar below.