Rapper Killer Mike Clashes With ‘The View’ Host After Suggesting Brian Kemp: ‘Don’t Lie To Me’
Rapper Killer Mike clashed with host Sunny Hostin on “The View” Monday after giving some praise to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, while also explaining that he is focusing on local elections when he was asked to explain why he did not support President Biden yet.
Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin asked Killer Mike, a longtime progressive activist, why he was hesitant to endorse Biden, and he replied that people should focus on their local communities.
“We’re caught up in the soap opera of federal elections and that’s fine, but if you’re worried about the federal election, and you don’t know your city council, your guardian, you don’t know who’s senior -factor you have, and you don’t have a good list of state representatives or governor, then you are just part of the winner of the Super Bowl, the fanfare, “he answered when he appeared in the media.
The rapper supported Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016 and also worked with Georgia Democratic Sens. Jon Osoff and Raphael Warnock in their successful campaigns, which broke Republican winning streaks in the state.
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He said the most important election for the Atlanta mayor’s race was Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, who he said was doing a good job with housing in the city. Killer Mike, of Atlanta, also offered some praise for Kemp, who he said has done a great job with businesses in Georgia.
“Nationally, I’m just doing what my grandfather said. Stay out of the White folks’ business and see what happens. I’m going to see what happens. If there’s a candidate who will appear around September, October, we need a push that is real, policy wise is good for us who are going to jump up, but right now I don’t want to be involved in the opera soap because I’m concerned about what’s going on in Atlanta on the hyper-local level,” he said.
Kemp has a special place in politics, becoming a spokesman among Democrats for his gubernatorial victories over party favorite Stacey Abrams in 2018 and 2022, as well as his support for re -voting reforms that liberals abused as suppression tactics. However, he also excommunicated former President Trump by not going with his election statement that was stolen in the state in 2020.
Hostin told Mike that he lost with his “support from Kemp,” and the rapper pushed back.
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“No support for Kemp,” he said. “That’s some misinformation. You can’t like me, but don’t lie to me.”
“He is the governor of my state, I have to deal with him, I can’t separate myself,” he continued. “But let me say this, if you criticize someone, don’t lie. Don’t say I didn’t support [Stacey] Abrams because I did. Don’t say I don’t support the Democrats because I’ve helped elect three Democratic mayors, two elected state representatives, but if someone’s in the king’s seat, I’m not going to eat dinner with the king on behalf of my people. I have to do that.”
Hostin then gave Killer Mike a list of the Biden administration’s accomplishments for the Black community, citing low employment, investments in HBCUs, increased Black wealth and more. She told the rapper that she hoped he would consider her points.
The rapper was recently arrested at the Grammys, and told the co-hosts of “The View” that he couldn’t talk about the arrest, but said it was rain under the bridge.
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“I think the backstage was packed. I think the winners were ignorant, and I think security was a little overzealous, and it’s water under the bridge to me,” he said.