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Macklemore met with President Obama to discuss opioid abuse

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@macklemore via Twitter

Macklemore is getting a pretty huge name for his upcoming documentary about opioid abuse: The rapper recently joined President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the topic, he shared on Twitter Thursday.

The talk will be included as part of the documentary that Macklemore is working on with MTV. The project is a personal one for Macklemore, who has been open about his struggles with opioid addiction in the past. His latest album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Madefeatures a track where he laments the easy accessibility of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

The same day Macklemore posted the photo, the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s director, Michael Botticelli, shared 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.”

Other celebrities like singer JoJo and actor Rainn Wilson have also been vocal about fighting opioid abuse as of late. See their tweets along with Macklemore’s photo with Obama below.