Obama stresses education, youth empowerment at Chance the Rapper concert

Chance the Rapper announces free concert on Saturday

Chance the Rapper announces free concert on Saturday

Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper rode through the streets of his Chicago hometown as grand marshal of the city's back-to-school parade.

Former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaBiden endorses Dem in Alabama Senate primary Rice: US has failed in denuclearization of North Korea Trump threatens McConnell MORE stressed education and the empowerment of the nation's youth during an inspirational message at a Chance the Rapper concert in Chicago on Saturday. "I did it once and I ended up being President, so you never know what might happen".

"We want to make sure that they are ready for going back to school".

Earlier in the day, Chance the Rapper's SocialWorks charity distributed 30,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Chicago children. "We want to make sure that we are nurturing and attentive and encouraging and loving the next generation of leaders all around the city of Chicago".

Obama added, "I am hopeful that everybody who is at the concert today, everybody who is getting involved, everybody who's been part of the parade, that all of you are in the mindset that you could do anything that you want to as long as you put your mind to it".