Killer Mike Flips Leaked Clinton Emails Into Merch
An ongoing controversy within Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign has been the recent email leaks centered around the Democratic Party. But one particular email has been used by rapper Killer Mike to make both a statement (as well as make some extra cash on the side).
Earlier this month hackers leaked a large cache of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta‘s emails to Wikileaks, one of which mentioned Killer Mike.
“I guess Killer Mike didn’t get the message,” an email Podesta received on February 21 reads. This was shortly after Killer Mike threw his support behind Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary race, and subsequently caused some controversy after criticizing Hillary Clinton.
The staffer is referencing comments Killer Mike made in February while campaigning for Senator Bernie Sanders.
“I talked to Jane Elliott a few weeks ago and Jane said, ‘Michael, a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to be, you have to have policy that’s reflective of social justice,'” the artist said at a campaign event. “Paying women a fair wage is social justice. Making sure that minorities have jobs is social justice.”
Now, Killer Mike has released a collection of t-shirts and hoodies that feature the email text prominently.
“I turned it into a shirt first because I’m a capitalist,” the rapper told The Huffington Post in an interview. “And since I did not ― and will never ― take money to back a candidate, I decided I should and could make money using my name since it was used.”
“I also wanna be very public about any government official noticing me because this country has a grand history of killing the shit outta folks that don’t ‘get the message,'” he added.
Below, you can find an image of the merchandise, which can be purchased here.