Several artists & celebrities have already took to social media to pay their respects to President Obama.
Unfortunately, Barack Obama is officially leaving the White House later this month, signaling the end of his 8-year Presidential run and ushering in the new era of Donald Trump. But on Tuesday night, Barack & his family had one last final goodbye to say to the nation in his Presidential farewell speech in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
In front a sold out McCormick Place, Barack took the stage to a thunderous applause, delivering a speech that touched on his past accomplishments in the 8 years, remaining threats to our democracy, the future, & more. Here’s an excerpt from the speech:
“That’s why I leave this stage tonight even more optimistic about this country than I was when we started. Because I know our work has not only helped so many Americans; it has inspired so many Americans – especially so many young people out there – to believe you can make a difference; to hitch your wagon to something bigger than yourselves. This generation coming up – unselfish, altruistic, creative, patriotic – I’ve seen you in every corner of the country. You believe in a fair, just, inclusive America; you know that constant change has been America’s hallmark, something not to fear but to embrace, and you are willing to carry this hard work of democracy forward. You’ll soon outnumber any of us, and I believe as a result that the future is in good hands.” – Barack Obama
Many celebrities & artists have already took to twitter to express their thoughts & appreciation for Mr. Obama for his tenure. Peep those tweets from the likes of Drake, Katie Perry, Big Sean, Ellen, Trey Songz, Kelly Williams, Ne-Yo, Top Dawg Entertainment, & Kelly Rowland, among others (below).