Kendrick Lamar's trip to the White House in the fall included some quality time with President Barack Obama. While the Compton rapper dished out a few smiling photos of the pair in the Oval Room in a video promoting Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative, the poetic wordsmith opened up about his meeting with the Commander-in-Chief in the latest cover story for Billboard.
“The way people look at me these days -- that’s the same way I looked at President Obama before I met him," he says. "We tend to forget that people who’ve attained a certain position are human. When [the president] said to my face what his favorite record was -- I understood that, no matter how high-ranking you get in this world, you’re human.”