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Rapper’s Ankle Monitor Goes Off At The White House

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Rick Ross’s ankle monitor went off while he was at the White House this weekend.

Rick Ross bracelet goes off at White House

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The 40-year-old rapper — whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II — was in Washington, D.C. to support the administration’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which aims to keep young black people out of jail.

Barack Obama had just finished speaking when Ross’s ankle monitor began beeping loudly, TMZ reported Monday. (RELATED: Obama Assures Hollywood: Donald Trump Will Not Be President)

Ross has worn an ankle monitor since he was released from jail after posting a $2 million bond in July 2015. He was arrested after he allegedly kidnapped and assaulted his groundskeeper.

Rick Ross Ankle monitor

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“My Brother’s Keeper” has six milestones for its followers — getting a healthy start, reading at grade level by the third grade, graduating from high school ready for college or career, completing postsecondary training, entering the workforce and keeping young adults on track and giving them second chances.

“That’s what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about,” Obama said in 2014.

“Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works – when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Tells Black Radio Host She Carries Hot Sauce In Her Purse)