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Bernie Sanders Says Killer Mike’s Name “Got Me A Little Bit Nervous”

During his presidential campaign one of Bernie Sanders most staunch supporters was Killer Mike. Late last year the two spoke at length about a number of important topics: economic freedom; social justice; free healthcare and voting.

Their six part, hour long conversation inevitably led to the Atlanta rapper endorsing the United States senator, stating:

“I have said in many a rap, I don’t trust the church or the government, a Democrat, Republican, a pope, a bishop or those other men. But after spending five hours tonight, after spending five hours with someone who has spent the last 50 years radically fighting for your rights and mine, I can tell you that am very proud tonight to announce the next president of the United States, Sen. Bernie Sanders.”

Although this year’s presidential election has come and gone Sanders is still fighting on, having recently served as a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he told Stephen Colbert and everyone viewing that “Now more than ever, it’s our revolution.”

The political figure also recently spoke to GQ, where the magazine discussed everything from the country’s political climate to his interactions with Killer Mike. In the interview the senator admits that someone had to inform him on who the Run The Jewels rapper was, and says the name made him feel a bit apprehensive.

“I assume someone had to explain to you who Killer Mike was,” the interviewer says. “
Yes, they did. The name got me a little bit nervous. But Killer Mike has never killed anybody. It’s just, he’s a killer rapper,” Sanders responds.

Hopefully we will see a reunion of sorts between the two, but at the very least Sanders once again offers an opinion that we can all get behind: that Killer Mike is one of the best rappers out.

You can read the interview here.

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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