Macklemore visited Washington, D.C. in order to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the growing problem of opioid addiction, with the Seattle rapper sharing a photo of himself and the Commander in Chief via Twitter.


Their conversation, reports “Entertainment Weekly”;, will be including in an upcoming documentary that Macklemore is directing for MTV, and has a deeply personal connection as Macklemore has been candid about his own struggles with addiction.

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In fact, the same day Macklemore shared the photo on Twitter, the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s director, Michael Botticelli, wrote a powerful blog informing that “the President has called on Congress to pass the $1.1 billion in new funding in his Budget to make sure that every American with an opioid use disorder who wants treatment can get the help they need.”

Back in 2014, Macklemore opened up about his own struggles with opioid addiction in an interview with MTV, explaining how it was his passion for music that allowed him to get clean. “The thing that pulled me back was knowing that I wanted to be a musician, and that if I wanted to do this I had to get sober,”; he explained.