The rapper said it "is time to get angry and do something" in response to the killings
Run The Jewels‘ Killer Mike has spoken out against the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
The rapper discussed the men’s murders during a visit to Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9.
“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, as Rolling Stone reports.
“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.