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Kendrick Lamar and President Barack Obama have become good ol’ pals. In fact, Lamar can officially say he and the nation’s leader go way back like four flats on a Cadillac all thanks to a recent sit down in the Oval Office.

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Lamar and Obama recently had a heart to heart about several topics, including the mentorship of youth in inner cities.

In a new video promoting the Pay It Forward mentoring program, Kendrick explains how he “sat down with President Barack Obama and shared the same views. Topics concerning the inner cities, the problems, the solutions, and furthermore embracing the youth, both being aware that mentoring saves lives.”

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“I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life,” the rapper shares.

The meeting between Kendrick and Obama was long overdue considering what a fan the President is of the Compton rapper. It was previously revealed that the 54-year-old’s favorite song is “How Much a Dollar Cost.”

During a recent interview with BuzzFeed, the President’s Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett said Kendrick was a “little nervous” but Obama managed to calm his nerves by telling him “Can you believe that we’re both sitting in this Oval Office?”

Needless to say, the rapper couldn’t have been more thrilled with his meeting. On Monday, the rapper shared a photo of he and Obama with the caption:

“Hood politics.”

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It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere

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Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!

Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.

 (L-R)Quavo, Offset and Takeoff perform at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.

 Jaden Smith performs at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.

Bebe Rexha and Machine Gun Kelly arrive at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.

He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.

“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”

In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.

“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”

BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.

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