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Musicians React to Barack Obama's Final Speech

Musicians React to Barack Obama's Final Speech

Our favorite entertainers bid Obama farewell.

Published 6 days ago

All eyes were glued on President Barack Obama last night (Jan. 10) when he delivered his farewell address.

Prior to his speech, Obama showed off one last time why he truly is the hip-hop president, bestowing the honor to sing the national anthem to BJ the Chicago Kid.

Although it was clear that many are not ready for POTUS to leave office, with supporters in attendance even chanting "four more years," his speech was true to form for Obama, full of subtle punchlines, plenty of wisdom and a touching shout out to his wife and daughters.

As hip-hop followed along, many took to social media to express their gratitude for being able to witness Obama lead our country with such grace the past eight years. 

Take a look at how some of our favorite musicians reacted to Obama's farewell address last night in Chicago, below.

Thank You Mr. President. #ObamaFarewell

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History has been made. #farewell

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You made Chicago proud! We're going to miss u...

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No complaints! Great job!

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Thank you for an amazing 8 years. 🐐

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Thank You, & Farewell @barackobama & @michelleobama. True admiration for these two leaders. You two will always be OUR POTUS & FLOTUS. Made the people, this country & this generation believe in CHANGE! You even made my 88yr old(at the time) Grandmother rest her soul, BELIEVE. She told me she couldn't believe this nation, or it's leaders would let a black man become president. She's seen such bad things in her time done to Black people that she couldn't BELIEVE it would happen. I told her it will happen!! And she was the 1st person I called when you WON!! And she said she will BELIEVE from now on at 88 yrs old. She passed in 2016 but I'm so happy she got to see you be President. So thank you for making us BELIEVE. 🇺🇸 #FarewellObama

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Written by KC Orcutt

(Photos from Left: Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for CFDA/Vogue, Prince Williams/FilmMagic, Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)

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