Hip-Hop Reacts to President Obama’s Charleston Church Eulogy

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It’s safe to say President Obama has been on a roll as he winds down his final few months in office and the hip-hop world is behind him.

The president delivered a moving eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the victim’s of last week’s Charleston shooting, this afternoon. Reverend Pinckney was one of nine victims of the church massacre carried out last week at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The gunman behind the shooting has now been identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof and he was formally charged in the murders that same week.

Calling Reverend Pinckney “a man of God who lived by faith,” Obama broke out into a spontaneous and emotional rendition of the hymn “Amazing Grace.” He was joined by the whole church and soon garnered a standing ovation. As Obama was answered with rousing applause from the congregation, he also received even more praise online from those watching it live. Check out who in hip-hop took to Twitter to comment on Obama’s words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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