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Killer Mike on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: I Knew It Was Coming


Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesThe hip-hop community is still reeling after a grand jury in Missouri declined to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Killer Mike, who has spoken up on behalf of the Brown since the summer, has addressed the situation during his Run the Jewels concert in St. Louis on Monday night.

Mike can be seen fighting back tears in fan footage posted on YouTube as he sent “all thoughts and prayers to the people who are out there peacefully protesting,” as well as “thoughts and prayers for the people who could not hold their anger in, because riots are only the language of the unheard.”

He spoke candidly about his reaction to the verdict. “Tonight, I got kicked on my ass when I listened to that prosecutor,” Mike told the crowd. “I knew it was coming. I knew it when f**king Eric Holder decided to resign. I knew it wasn’t gonna be good, but I gotta tell ’em, you motherf**kers got me today. You kicked me on my ass today, because I have a 20-year-old son, and I have a 12-year-old son, and I’m so afraid for them.”

The rapper continued, “With that said, you motherf***ers will not own tomorrow. We will not live in your fear. We will not accept your cages.”

Killer Mike joins the growing list of rappers who have spoken up about the situation. Q-Tip was captured participating in a peaceful protest in New York while Macklemore marched in the streets with his hands up and chanted “Don’t shoot.”


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