Wale went to Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, Maryland today with Reverend Jamal Bryant, speaking with students about the protests that erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray and his own personal experiences with police. "I've been harassed by police. I get it. I'm here to listen first and foremost - I want to know exactly what the problem is because I'm y'all neighbor. I'm D.C. but I hurt like y'all hurt. I see what's going on."
Speaking to the local news, Wale went on: "These are the young leaders of tomorrow. They have to look in the mirror and see something better than what they're being perceived as on TV. Even if it's gonna take me, or whoever, to come down here and talk to them and give them some energy and let 'em know that that's not how I see them, that's not how we see them, that's not how the good people of Washington D.C. see them."