GloRilla’s unforgettable encounter: Meeting President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris

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In a historic moment that transcends music and politics, Memphis rapper GloRilla found herself rubbing shoulders with the most powerful leaders in the nation. On Monday, March 18, she graced the hallowed halls of the White House during the Women’s History Month reception. The occasion? A face-to-face meeting with none other than President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.

From the streets of Memphis to the White House

GloRilla, known for her raw lyrics and unapologetic style, has become a mover and shaker in the world of hip-hop. But this time, it wasn’t about dropping bars; it was about making history. As she stepped into the iconic building, she couldn’t help but feel the weight of the moment.

"It was so cool, and I was so geeked,” GloRilla shared in an exclusive interview with CNN. Everybody don’t get to meet the President and the Vice President. Just being able to be in the White House, like I’ve never been, in a million years would have thought that I would be in the White House. And got to meet the President and vice president. Oh, they can’t mess with me."

A proud moment for Memphis and beyond

GloRilla’s journey from the streets of Memphis to the White House is nothing short of remarkable. Her mother’s words echoed in her mind as she stood in those historic rooms.

"It really means everything to me because we really did come from absolutely nothing. When we lived in that blue house with all my brothers and sisters, nobody would have thought that nobody would be in the White House or nothing,” she reflected. “It was just a proud moment for my momma. She called me so happy, she was super excited. That’s one of the reasons I be more happy about my accomplishments than anything else because of how proud my mom and my dad are."

Beyond the photo ops: Advocacy and impact

While the photo ops were undeniably exciting, the White House event held deeper significance. President Biden seized the moment to sign a new executive order aimed at improving research on women’s health. The commitment? A whopping $200 million over the next year dedicated to studying critical issues affecting women. GloRilla, with her finger on the pulse of her community, recognized the importance of this step. It wasn’t just about shaking hands; it was about advocating for change.

What’s Next for GloRilla?

When she’s not mingling with political heavyweights, GloRilla is gearing up for another kind of tour. As the opening act for Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer” tour, she’s ready to set stages ablaze.

"I’M GOING ON TOUR with @theestallion on thee Hot Girl Summer Tour Glo announced. General public tickets go on sale this Friday, March 22 at 10 am your local time."

GloRilla, who has been making waves with singles like “Yeah Glo!” and is set to support Megan Thee Stallion during most of her North American shows on the Hot Girl Summer Tour. This exciting tour spans North America and Europe, and it kicks off in May. Megan Thee Stallion, the talented Houston rapper, is embarking on her first-ever headlining tour.

GloRilla’s journey from the streets to the White House serves as a testament to resilience, ambition, and the power of music. As she continues to make waves, we’ll be watching closely, knowing that this Memphis rapper is rewriting the rules and leaving her mark on history.

Watch the interview below.