Washington - First lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with rapper Wale to help college-bound teens overcome obstacles and succeed in college.
More than 130 students were at the White House on Thursday for a "beating the odds" summit on making a smooth transition to college.
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The award-nominated Wale told the students he didn't take college seriously at first, and hoped he'd end up as a professional football player.
Wale said he landed on academic probation at first, but college eventually taught him to be self-made and "take the training wheels off" in life.
Obama told the students her goal is "to make education cool again."
The rapper was performing for the students later Thursday.