WASHINGTON (AP) - Musicians Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Common, Janelle Monae and others are meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss ways they can continue the White House's My Brother's Keeper initiative and spur criminal justice reform in the United States.

WASHINGTON (AP) Musicians Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Common, Janelle Monae and others are meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss ways they can continue the White House's My Brother's Keeper initiative and spur criminal justice reform in the United States.

The meeting at the White House complex Friday afternoon was not announced by the administration, but was confirmed to The Associated Press.

Obama was to discuss ways the administration can work with musical artists to highlight how to reform the criminal justice system, and expand opportunities for young people of color.

Obama was joined at the meeting by Broderick Johnson, chair of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Other artists at the meeting included Ludacris, Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, Wale and DJ Khaled.