Speaking with Obama during the president's weekly address, award-winning rapper Macklemore opened up about his past history of drug abuse. "I'm here with President Obama because I take this personally," he said, according to prepared remarks from the weekly address transcript. "I abused prescription drugs and battled addiction. If I hadn't gotten the help I needed when I needed it, I might not be here today." The conversation comes days after the House of Representatives passed multiple bills to combat opioid addiction and abuse.