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First lady Michelle Obama, rapper Wale team up help college bound teens succeed in college

By Nancy Benac


First lady Michelle Obama, rapper Wale team

WASHINGTON _ First lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with rapper Wale (WAH’-lay) to help college-bound teens overcome obstacles and succeed in college.

More than 130 students were at the White House on Thursday for a “beating the odds” summit on making a smooth transition to college.

The Grammy-nominated Wale told the students he didn’t take college seriously at first, and hoped he’d end up in the NFL.

Wale said he landed on academic probation at first, but college eventually taught him to be self-made and “take the training wheels off” in life.

Obama told the students her goal is “to make education cool again.”

The first lady and Wale were part of a panel discussion moderated by E! News co-anchor Terrence Jenkins.

The rapper was performing for the students later Thursday


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