Killer Mike is not your quintessentially detached hip hop force. In fact, he's quite the opposite. The conscious rapper has never been one to shy away from sharing his opinions on politically sensitive subjects. From protesting the Grand Jury's decision in Ferguson to writing an op-ed about rap's negative stigma, he knows his stuff. Most recently, he visited HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher where he shared his views on conservative chauvinist, Bill O'Reilly.
According to SPIN, as soon as the segment started and as Maher began to mouth O'Reilly's name, Mike rolled his eyes before saying, "I like Bill O'Reilly," and adding, "I hate [that] old white people take him so seriously. He's more full of s**t than an outhouse. I'm going to go in a Black club and see Bill O'Reilly with a stripper in his lap... He's as fictional as those books he writes."
Maher then went on to expound on O'Reilly's unmerited reasoning for deeming hip hop and Black female sexuality the sole downfall of the Christan religion to which Mike joked, "I'm going to fight him one day. Black women... they're not leaving [the church]... Jesus was like the original rapper... He was arguably a Black guy, or at least dark, had a humble posse of homies... and everybody loved him more after he died, like Tupac."
Elsewhere in the interview, the "Big Beast" emcee also shared his views on the media's coverage of the riots in Baltimore. When asked what he thought of the city's residents burning down stores like CVS, his passionate response was priceless.
"They stole stuff they needed. You need medicine, you need socks, you might need a pressure regulator," he said. "When people say, 'Why do you burn down a CVS?' and 'Why are you burning down your own community?' Well, because of Black people being denied loans, because of Black people being snookered out of their homes because of gentrifiers coming in or not coming in... The police are there. They're occupying you. So when you say [I'm] burning down my community, what did I burn?"
Killer Mike spittin' that truth, folks!
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