Photo via UPROXX

Photo via UPROXX

Known for being an outspoken vocal force when both political and social issues are on the line—”Burn” and “Reagan” serving as great examples—rapper Killer Mike (one half of Run The Jewels) took to Instagram on Monday to address the situation surrounding the tragic death of Michael Brown.

We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by out children not the other way around. No matter how u felt about black people look at this Mother and look at this father and tell me as a human being how u cannot feel empathy for them. How can u not feel sympathy for their pain and loos. These are not “THOTS, niggas/niggers, hoes, Ballers, Divas. These two people are parents.

They are humans that produced a child and loved that child and that child was slaughtered like Game and left face down as public spectacle while his blood drained down the street. Look at the pain of this mother, look into her eyes. Look at the Man behind her. Look at that father made helpless and hurt that he cud not defend his seed. Don’t debate. Don’t insert your agenda. Save me the bullshit Black On Black Crime speech and look at these to Noble creatures called humans and look at what govt sanctioned murder has done. It has robbed them of their humanity and replaced it with pain and shame, suffering and hurt.

I don’t care if others rioted or why. I don’t care that ball players and Rappers are what they shud be. I care that we as humans care as much about one another more. I care we see past Class, race and culture and honor the humanity that unites our species. Stop talking and LOOK at these PEOPLE. LOOK at these HUMANS and stand with them against a system allows a Human PIG to slaughter their child. Forgive any typos love and respect u all.

(killermikegto)


UPDATE: Killer Mike has written a piece for Billboard expanding on his thoughts.

The police are paid by the public and carry a public trust, and they take an oath to protect us as citizens. The police have lost sight of that and must be reminded that we pay them to protect us, not to simply engage and cage us.

Read the piece in full here.


 UPDATE 2: Killer Mike was on CNN earlier today to elaborate his thoughts. Watch the video below.


UPDATE 3: Killer Mike was also on Fox News show The Independents, speaking with clarity and passion once again on the situation in Ferguson and its repercussions.