Killer Mike On Why The Hip-Hop Community Supports Bernie Sanders: “Kids In Hip-Hop Come From Working Class And Poor Environments”

Source: YouTube

The Vermont senator recently released a video of him and the Atlanta rapper talking about the 2020 presidential election, health care, drug prices, wealth, and student debt.

Following his conversation with Cardi B, Bernie Sanders has shared another video with longtime supporter Killer Mike. The pair discuss the 2020 presidential election, health care, drug prices, wealth, and student debt, as well as why Sanders receives support from the hip-hop community.

READ: Killer Mike Supports Jay-Z’s NFL Deal: “It Doesn’t Destroy What Kap Knelt For”

“…people ride you a little for getting hip-hop on board, but it’s not like you sent out feelers in the hottest clubs, you don’t have Bernie Sanders in the compound, buying bottles, recruiting us,” Mike says. “Kids in hip-hop come from working class and poor enviroments.”

“In America, There Will Be Blood, the movie, we live that movie, that you can be rich,” Killer Mike went on after saying that he has no problem paying high taxes if they go to services that benefit and help families, a sentiment that Cardi has also expressed. “Rich is a long life with your children. My grandparents were never rich. They raised three successful homeowners. We never had to go back to them and ask them. That’s rich. Rich is being able to spend the time with your family. Rich is not an endless pursuit of money, and I’m a rapper, right? I’ve got a chain and a Rolex.”

In related news, Mike recently appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher where he spoke on Jay-Z’s NFL deal.

“Jay-Z has been a capitalist his entire career and is a celebrated one because he was one of us that made it out the streets, made it in the rooms, and he did what he could when he should,” Mike said. “Jay-Z’s play, I believe, not only gives us a seat at the table. It doesn’t destroy what Kap knelt for.”

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