White House hails Kendrick Lamar
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Kendrick Lamar not only took home several Grammys during Monday night’s awards show, he also walked away with some props from the White House.

The White House tweeted to its more than 9 million followers:

The Compton, Calif.-born rapper snagged a total of five awards, accepting the prize for Best Rap Album for “To Pimp a Butterfly” during the Monday telecast. Lamar also won widespread praise for a riveting Grammys performance during which he approached the microphone with his hands bound in chains.

President Obama has said he’s a big fan of Lamar, declaring last year’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” his favorite song of 2015. The commander in chief also met with Lamar during a private get-together in the Oval Office last year.

Lamar released photos from the chat at the White House in a video last month to promote Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

“I sat down with President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama to visit Kenya, South Africa for Obama Foundation in July Overnight Energy: EPA declines to write new rule for toxic spills | Senate blocks move to stop Obama water rule | EPA bought 'tactical' pants and polos Clarifying the power of federal agencies could offer Trump a lasting legacy MORE ... [we talked about] topics concerning the inner cities, the problems, the solutions and furthermore embracing the youth, both being aware that mentoring saves lives,” Lamar said.

Obama picked 28-year-old Lamar over rapper Drake in an interview earlier this year when asked to choose between the two entertainers in a hypothetical matchup.