Common Performs At Michelle Obama’s Poetry Jam; Receives Support From White House

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By: Mikey Fresh / May 12, 2011

Despite facing some opposition from the forces at Fox News, Common held his up high and performed a spoken word rhyme at Michelle Obama’s poetry reading last night at the White House.

“White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday afternoon that the president does not approve of violent and, yeah, vulgar lyrics that have appeared in the rapper’s work. “He has spoken out about very strongly… against those kinds of lyrics and he opposes them, but he does not think that is the sum total of this particular artist’s work.” - via WashingtonPost