News: B.o.B. Reaches Presidential Status W/ Barack Obama

Saturday, Sep 18, 2010 10:08AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B. has reportedly been invited to perform for United States President Barack Obama at this month's National Gen44 Summit concert in Washington, D.C.

Details on the invitation and Bobby Ray's involvement have hit the Internet.

The Atlanta native will travel to Washington, D.C. to perform at the historic DAR Constitution Hall on September 30 as the featured performer for the "National Gen44 Summit Kick Off Concert with President Barack Obama." The three-day gathering was created by the Democratic National Committee to cultivate and empower young leaders. (XXL Mag)

The event's focus will be on motivating future Democratic Party leaders.

The rapper will perform at a special gig that will mark the start of the three day summit, which will also feature a speech from Obama. The summit is designed to "cultivate and empower a rising generation of leaders for the Democratic Party," and runs from September 30 to October 2, 2010. B.o.B has gone from strength to strength in the last year or so with hit singles 'Airplanes' and 'Nothin' On You' making him a household name. (Undercover)

B.o.B. has also confirmed his Washington, D.C. billing.

"I'm performing for Obama for a function that he's having... bringing out a band and everything. It's basically a concert for the President of the United States. I actually didn't say anything or speak to anybody about it, because I didn't believe it at first." (Contact Music)

In addition to presidential status, B.o.B. has been keeping his talent on the road with numerous tour shows.

B.o.B remains on the road with his first-ever North American headline tour. Dubbed "The Shootin' For Stars Tour," the trek has been drawing capacity crowds since getting underway last month and is set to continue through late October. Upon the tour's conclusion, B.o.B will jet over to England, where he will join Paramore on their eagerly anticipated November arena tour. (Marketwire)

Check out some recent B.o.B. footage below:

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