The first Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago wrapped up on Wednesday night and the former first couple were joined by the most talented artists and minds to close the show.
Chance the Rapper, who is a Chicago native, closed the two-day leadership summit and was joined by Michelle Obama before she brought on her husband.
“I want to first thank Chance for just being a great representative of this great city. My baby brother is so talented and smart and socially focused,” Michelle Obama said onstage at Wintrust Arena. “I’m so proud of you for the father, the man that you are.”
“We raise them to be strong, and sometimes we take care not to hurt men. And I think we pay for that a little bit,” Obama said of how we raise our girls.
“It’s powerful to have strong men but what does that strength mean?” asked Obama. “Does it mean respect? Does it mean responsibility? Does it mean compassion? Or are we protecting our men too much so that they feel a little entitled and a little, you know, self-righteous sometimes?”
“And that’s kind of on us, too, as women and mothers,” Obama added, “as we nurture men and push girls to be perfect.”
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