Killer Mike's Moving Statement About Michael Brown Tragedy

Rapper weighs in on shooting death of unarmed teen.

Posted: 08/12/2014 07:23 AM EDT

"Ghetto Gospel" rapper Killer Mike made a plea for humanity via Instagram in the wake of the death of Michael Brown.

Brown was gunned down by police in Ferguson, Mo. He was unarmed, a teenager.

"We are human beings," Killer Mike wrote. "We deserve to be buried by our children not the other way around."

His message came as a caption to a photo of Brown's grief-stricken parents.

"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, n---as/n---ers, hoes, Ballers, Divas... 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."

Mike continued, "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."

Responding more to the apathy about another Black death, Mike added, "Don't debate. Don't insert your agenda. Save me the bulls--t 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."

Much of the media coverage has already turned to the riots; emotional tension is widespread, especially since this is the latest in a recent string of police violence towards unarmed citizens.

"I don't care if others rioted or why," Mike wrote. "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."

Brown's parents have called for peace.

Watch Marc Lamont Hill talk #JusticeforMikeBrown on 106 & Park in the video below.

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(Photo: Killer Mike via Instagram)

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