Rapper publicly defends comments made at Bernie Sanders rally
Run The Jewels rapper Killer Mike has responded to allegations he made ‘sexist’ comments at a Bernie Sanders rally.
Killer Mike has been credited for his political motivations and public stance, previously speaking out as an advocate of Bernie Sanders and a supporter and campaigner.
After a performance and during his speech at the rally in Atlanta yesterday (16 February) he quoted activist Jane Elliott: “Jane said, ‘Michael, a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to have policy that’s reflective of social justice.” He spoke in response to recent comments made by Madeline Albright, who said that women should vote for Clinton because of her gender.
Brad Woodhouse, a campaigner for the Hilary Clinton camp, claimed that Mike’s comments were ‘sexist bullshit’ on his Twitter feed.
Mike responded to claims of “sexist bullshit” with a series of updates on Twitter that stated the female politicians that the rapper supports.
The rapper interviewed the Democratic hopeful in a six part video series in November 2015. Watch the six videos in a single playlist via YouTube, below, or click through to Killer Mike’s channel to view the individual sections: