Multiple award-winning singer HER has talked about what it felt like working with former United States President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, on new Netflix TV series, ‘We the People’.
The singer described it as a ‘an exciting and life-changing experience’. HER teamed up with Barack Obama on the new Netflix series, ‘We the People’, which sees the ‘Better Than I’ singer exploring the importance of educating children through music and learning from past events to make a difference today and setting the tone for the future. HER said:
It was more exciting more than anything, it made me really want to, you know, kill it just because of them being attached and them being a part of it. It’s like, wow, you know, I am a part of something that the Obamas [did]. It’s kind of life-changing, you know?
Sometimes you think, I’m just a kid, or, that’s a job for the adults, but the youth is really the beginning of the rest of our lives. I would like to believe my generation and younger, we’re going to set the tone for the future and it’s up to us to be informed. I always say, you know, you can’t understand today without understanding yesterday, and so I think kids are going to start being more proactive and not reactive and really take control of our future and we’ll learn from those things that we learned in the past, and make a difference and make a change when they know that they can—that they have the power to—and this project is going to empower people. I mean, it empowered me.
HER recently won the award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist at the 2021 BET Awards. See the full winners list via this link.