Mayor Bloomberg Thinks Robo-Calls From Rappers Will Stop Truancy

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Photo: Spencer T. Tucker/NYC Mayor's Office

What does Bloomberg think will motivate absentee high-schoolers to show up to class? A prerecorded message from the R&B crooner who brought the world, "Love Faces": "What up, it's your boy Trey Songz. If you're a student, get your butt to school." And if you're a beautiful woman, well then who needs school when you can imagine the faces he'll inspire you to make. As part of Bloomberg's "Wake Up! NYC," next week 6,500 students at 25 schools who have missed ten or more days of school this year could be receiving robo-calls from celebrities like Songz, Big Boi, and Magic Johnson. We don't know about this. If missing tens days of school got them Trey Songz, they're definitely gonna try twenty and hold out for Kanye.

Trey Songz, Magic Johnson Recruited By NYC Mayor For Program Aimed At Truancy [BallerStatus]