On Tuesday, rapper, actor, author and philanthropist, Common, checked in with Baller Alert to promote his new book, “Let Love Have The Last Word.” Amid the conversation, the Chicago-bred activist opened up about his relationship with our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama and divulged her advice about one of the most overused and abused words in the world: Love.
“Don’t comprom-I mean she said basically that sometimes when you’re looking for the right person, you’re not always looking for perfection because you’re not perfect,” Common said. “You gotta be able to look at someone and see all the great qualities and the things that you may not have; you allow them to be who they are.”
As Common continued, he opened up about his hometown of Chicago, spoke on reimagining the real stories of Chicagoans for “The Chi” and explained how the Jussie Smollett situation has affected the city.
“As far as Chicago goes, we building,” Common said. “We building there, our city is strong. We’re doing a lot. We got the Common Ground Foundation; our city got a lot of great programs going on. Like Arne Duncan is doing stuff with people that are from the hood, giving them jobs. Our city is starting to thrive more, we seeing it from a more positive perspective, so that’s where we at.”
In the end, he also revealed his new album is on the way.