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Over the weekend, Chance the Rapper held a free concert for those present in his hometown of Chicago for the annual Bud Billiken Parade, where he served as Grand Marshal. He surprised fans with unannounced appearances from the likes of Future and Jeremih, but there was one surprise guest who deserves special attention: President Barack Obama.

Well at least, he was a virtual guest. Obama created a personalized video message to Chance that was projected on screen, thanking him for his immense contributions to their hometown. “I’m grateful for everything you’ve done on behalf of our young people you’re representing,” Obama said to the excited crowd. Watch his full message below.

Chance has been incredibly active in the political sphere since Obama left office. Most recently, he stopped by NPR’s podcast “What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito?” to discuss getting the youth politically-engaged. Listen to that right here.

In other music news, Zendaya has starred in Bruno Mars’ new video for “Versace on the Floor.” Watch it right here.

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