By Dana Sanchez
Barack Obama blamed media images of rappers and pro athletes for a lot of the pressure facing young Black men today and offered some advice while speaking with NBA star Stephen Curry at an event in Oakland, Calif.
The event marked the fifth anniversary of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance,
founded by the Obama Foundation after the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, which triggered protests across the U.S.
“If you’re really confident about your financial situation you’re probably not going to be wearing an eight-pound chain around your neck,” Obama said. “If you are very confident about your sexuality you don’t have to have eight women around you twerking. I mean why are you … why are you all like …? You seem stressed, that you got to be acting that way.”