Over the weekend, Oprah tweeted her praise for the film Straight Outta Compton to her friend, Selma director Ava DuVernay.

Winfrey called the film “powerful” and “eye opening rap education.” Winfrey’s compliments shocked those who are familiar with her disapproval of hip-hop and hip-hop culture.

The biopic has received praise from those who’ve seen early screenings of the film, which follows the members of N.W.A from their lowly beginnings in Compton, California to legends of hip-hop

via blackamericaweb