Lil B Endorses Bernie Sanders

INDIO, CA - APRIL 10:  Recording artist Lil B performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10, 2015 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Lil B Endorses Bernie Sanders

He drops Hillary Clinton in favor of the Democratic candidate.

Published August 11, 2015

Last month, Lil B went on a series of tweets changing his endorsement of Hillary Clinton to support Bernie Sanders.

As much as I want to a woman leading the USA, right now it's all about Bernie @BernieSanders @SenSanders he's the real he loves us - Lil B

I herd Bernie @BernieSanders @SenSanders marched against segregation in the 60s which was not long ago! I love that brave dude! - Lil B

I don't no Bernie sanders but I want to say I love him and his family I hope he represents honesty and love @BernieSanders - Lil B

How do these political people running for government not follow one black person over Twitter? But Bernie @BernieSanders follows me - Lil B

Shouts out to Bernie sanders @BernieSanders he's not a paid off politician who was bought off by some private companies stay real - Lil B

The streets and the hood is showing love to Bernie @BernieSanders @SenSanders and sayin he got good morals and he follows Lil B LOVE - Lil B

check if your fav congress people or senators or mayors or anyone who works with government follow black people on Twitter! Need 2 ! - Lil B

It wasn’t long beforel CNN saw his tweets and decided to get his thoughts on why he made such a major public announcement. Lil B says after learning more about Clinton's and Sanders’s backgrounds, he changed his mind.

"No one's really been saying anything about Hillary Clinton besides that she's a woman and running for office," Lil B told CNN. "To me, it's kind of like the same thing when Obama was running, but the difference is Obama seemed to have a more down-to-earth personality."

He continued, "Once the people started telling me about Bernie Sanders and comparing what he was doing back in his younger days and what she was doing, it made me kind of look at her different — not really respect her as much as I thought.”

In his opinion, he says that Clinton didn’t have any part in trying to march against segregation, citing she was a “follower.” When asked if he’ll vote for her in an general election, he says, “I want to feel her out ... I always look at where people started and I want to know what she has to say about that."

Read the full interview, in which he speaks on the black vote and #BlackLivesMatter, Sanders’ run-in with #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators and advice for the 2016 presidential candidates, here.  

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Written by Eric Diep


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