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Macklemore crashes a wedding, joins Obama to talk about addiction awareness

16 May 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Grammy Award-winning rapper Macklemore joined President Barack Obama to discuss drug addiction awareness and he crashed a wedding after the aforementioned meeting.

Macklemore joined Obama during the president’s weekly address and they called for politicians to fund recovery programs. Obama noted that drug overdoses kill more people annually than traffic accidents and that the number of deaths due to opioid overdoses has tripled since the year 2000. The president added that many times, the drugs are prescribed by a doctor.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed bills last week focusing on fighting opioid addiction but the Obama administration says that there is no enough money to expand the legislations .

Macklemore , 32, has been very open about his prescription drug and alcohol addictions in the past. When he was 15, which was his first arrest, he ended up in King County Juvenile Drug Court. He entered rehab in 2008. During his appearance at the White House, he talked about his friend Kevin, who died from an overdose of painkillers at the age of 21.

Macklemore is currently sober but he shared his struggles saying, “Addiction is like any other disease — it doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care what color you are, whether you’re a guy or a girl, rich or poor, whether you live in the inner city, a suburb, or rural America. This doesn’t just happen to other people’s kids or in some other neighborhood. It can happen to any of us.”

After his White House appearance, Macklemore went on to crash a wedding and he shared that his mother, Julie Schott , coaxed him into doing such. The rapper walked into what appeared to be a South Asian wedding at a hotel in Washington, D.C. He partied with the guests and documented the event on his Snapchat account. The wedding crash took place two days after his talk with Obama.