The Run The Jewels rapper wrote "this is your chance to make a demand"
Run The Jewels‘ Killer Mike has told black voters to stay home if leaders don’t offer change on jobs, marijuana, police brutality and land grants.
Killer Mike supported Bernie Sanders during the election process, speaking at Claflin University and introducing the democrat during one of his rallies in Atlanta.
Writing on Instagram, Killer Mike urged black voters in this election cycle to “stay the fuck home” if politicians do not offer change on issues such as jobs, the decriminalization of marijuana, federal prosecution of police killings, and more. You can see the post below.
He wrote to “Get something or give NOTHING” with the caption reading: “Black Voters in states like Georgia this is your chance to MAKE A DEMAND and have it met! Don’t remain a pasty and pet simply doing what u are told. Get something for your vote or stop complaining and accept your role as a 2cd Class citizen once and for all. #VoteLocalifUMust #IamVotingLocal”
“I’m angry, I’m hurt, I’m disgusted,” he said. “I’m ashamed to be a part of this country… It is time to get angry and do something. It is time to prevent these abusers and these police who abuse the law.”
Mike also encouraged citizens of Atlanta and across the United States to boycott large corporations who do not support black communities. “You can go to your bank tomorrow and you can say ‘Until you as a corporation start to speak on our behalf, I want all my money. And I’m taking all my money to a citizen’s trust.’,” he said.
He also claimed that Usher and Big Krit were behind that idea, saying they had joined him in February in beginning to deposit money in a citizen’s trust.
During the interview, he made reference to the fact that during the apartheid in South Africa young people refused to give their money to companies like Delta and Coca-Cola, who supported apartheid and slavery. “It works,” he said.