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Killer Mike Says Kanye West Meeting Donald Trump Wasn't a Big Deal

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Many people were baffled when Kanye West met with President Donald Trump back in December. (West justified the meeting by saying he wanted to discuss violence in Chicago.)

One person who wasn’t that pressed about the situation: Killer Mike, one-half of Run the Jewels. The duo recently appeared on Channel 4 in the UK. The interview covered a number of topics, from their personal relationship to the political nature of their music.

During the interview, the duo was asked about the infamous meeting between Mr. West and Trump. Killer Mike took over:

“Didn’t bother me. Why wouldn’t you? Black people shouldn’t have permanent friends or enemies, they should have permanent interest. If it wasn’t for Dr. Martin Luther King being willing to meet with people like George Wallace, George Wallace would have not have ended up — starting as a racist bigot, he ended as a person who found God in some way, [and] appointed more blacks to his office than any other governor since him.”

West wasn’t the only person who caught heat for meeting with Trump. Athletes like Ray Lewis and Jim Brown also met with the president. Mike specifically talked about Brown meeting with Trump, saying:

“Jim Brown, for the last 50 years, has fought against the oppression of all people. Him sitting with President Trump was a significant thing for me because I know on the other side of the table he was telling the truth.”

There’s a lot to chew on here. Watch the clip of Mike talking about the meeting below.

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