Wale appeared at the White House yesterday to speak on a panel for Michelle's Obama Beating The Odds summit, which aims to help teenagers make the transition from high school to college. Over 130 teens were in attendance to hear Wale speak alongside the FLOTUS, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Brown University student Manuel Contreras.

Wale was briefly enrolled at Virginia State and Robert Morris University before dropping out. He told the students that college helped him “take the training wheels off” and "allowed me to have more time to figure out what I wanted to do."

President Obama made an appearance at the event, giving the kids a few words of encouragement before snapping a pic with Wale. "My rapping skills are terrible," he told Wale. "That’s one thing I can’t do is rap. I like rap but I cannot rap.”

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