Sorry, Drake: Kendrick Lamar has just earned the presidential seal of approval.
President Barack Obama revealed that he prefers the “Alright” rapper over Drizzy in YouTube’s Q&A chat on Friday.
Obama weighed in on the hip-hop titans after YouTube vlogger Adande Thorne asked him which one would triumph in a rap battle.
“Gotta go with Kendrick,” Obama responded immediately.
“I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer,” he added. “But Kendrick, his lyrics, his last album (“To Pimp a Butterfly”) was outstanding. Best album, I think, of last year.”
Obama’s opinion shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, since he named “How Much a Dollar Cost” as his favorite song of 2015.
Lamar also recently had the chance to meet the president at the White House, and shared a photo from his visit on Instagram earlier this week. The pair met in the Oval Office to discuss the mentoring program Pay It Forward.
YouTube vlogger Adande Thorne asks President Obama whether Kendrick Lamar or Drake is better.
Obama also gave his two cents on another pop culture hot topic when Thorne asked him about “Star Wars.”
The president said that if he had the chance to be any character from the sci-fi franchise, he would be Han Solo because “he’s a little bit of a rebel.”
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