Killer Mike opens up about lack of grand jury indictment and a Solidarity with Ferguson rally set to take place locally
Killer Mike, right, and El-P of Run the Jewels
Killer Mike has never shied from speaking out on issues of racial and social injustice, and he didn't hold back while discussing a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August.
"I knew it was coming, and ... I knew it wasn't going to be good," said the Atlanta rapper, speaking through tears during a Run the Jewels performance at the Ready Room in St. Louis on Monday. "I have a 20-year-old son and a 12-year-old son, and I am so afraid for them."
Listen to his impassioned remarks in their entirety in the video below, followed by a cathartic performance of "Run the Jewels."
Locally, a Solidarity with Ferguson rally is scheduled to take place at Franklin Park, 1755 E. Broad St., at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. Attendees are encouraged to dress in black as a show of support.