Common almost didn’t show up to the White House last night.
His invitation (issued by Michelle Obama) to a poetry event angered Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, all of whom objected to Common’s lyrics, which have included anti-Bush and anti-cop sentiment.
(In Mrs. Obama’s defence, you try finding a rapper for your poetry even who hasn’t spit a rhyme slamming the police.)
Anyway, though Common was not introduced by the First Lady at the event’s outset, he did eventually give a performance. And here it is.