Killer Mike Calls 21 Savage’s Deportation Battle Shameful on Our Nation
Killer Mike has been stirring the pot with his new show Trigger Warning with Killer Mike. The funny and provocative Netflix show, which premiered last month, follows Killer Mike as he “puts his revolutionary ideas about achieving social change into action.” With titles like “Living Black,” “F**k School,” “White Gang Privilege” and “New Jesus,” episodes have sparked many debates. The Atlanta MC recently stopped by XXL to share his own views on a few controversial subjects, including 21 Savage’s deportation battle and HBO's upcoming Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland.
One of the most discussed topics in hip-hop currently is 21 Savage’s legal battle with ICE. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency claims the I Am > I Was rapper has resided on American soil illegally since 2006. Joining the likes of Jay-Z, Offset and others, Killer Mike offered support for the 26-year-old fellow Atlanta native. “21 Savage’s deportation is shameful on our nation,” says the Run The Jewels member. “This kid has been in America so long he literally talks, walks, acts, is and is the father of an American.”
“I don’t think our immigration policy is always highlighted in how unfair it is for people of African Diaspora,” adds the opinionated rap star. “Meaning people whose ancestors were kidnapped and taken from a continent, spread throughout the world as empires saw fit are now being asked to just simply belong to those world empires and not have some sort of world citizenry."
Killer Mike didn’t have much to say when asked to offer his thoughts on the forthcoming Leaving Neverland film. Previewed during last month’s Sundance Festival, the two-part documentary is said to uncover new sexual assault allegations against the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
“I don’t really have any views on Michael Jackson’s up-and-coming documentary,” Mike admits. “I think Kat Williams said it best, ‘I wouldn’t let my kids spend a weekend with Mike.’”
Hear more of what is on Killer Mike’s mind in the video above.
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