Killer Mike has been a vocal political commentator throughout the entire US election trail. It’s unsurprising that he has already spoken out about the results. Speaking to The Real, he broke down reasons as to why he believes the newly President-elect Donald Trump prevailed over Hillary Clinton, despite the constant sexism, homophobia, misogyny and racism which characterised his campaign.
“I didn’t think it’d be this close, but I knew people were mad… I saw people who looked like me and you saying they were voting Trump, and that scared me.
“I think poor people are mad because the system that promises you something….isn’t gonna ever give you that.
“I think the white people who joined the civil rights movement in Mississippi were the least paid white people in the country…they were treated as badly as any black worker, but simply because an imaginary line of race got put there, they never joined the black worker…they have voted for a party that used the illusion of patriotism…military and skin colour by class to oppress them.”
Killer Mike goes on to remark that he feels that African Americans had also felt used by the Liberal politicians and promised change but resulted in “policy that was no reflective of stuff that would bring our communities up.
Poor people got angry, and there just happens to be in this country more poor, angry. white people.” Watch below.
The interview comes at the same time as a brand new Run The Jewels song, released to coincide with the election titled Boots. It sums up everything we are feeling pretty damn well.
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