Acclaimed emcee and activist Killer Mike, who just appeared on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with an apt takedown of Rachel Dolezal’s cultural appropriation, made many rap fans happy when he announced yesterday on his Instagram that he would be standing for political office:
In Atlanta Georgia there will be special election tomorrow for District 55. Former state representative Tyrone Brooks no longer sits in the seat. I would like as many people as possible to go to the polls and write in Michael Render. Why because if I win we win. Thank you now go vote
A photo posted by Killer Mike (@killermikegto) on Jun 15, 2015 at 1:13pm PDT
Killer Mike, whose government name is Michael Render, encouraged all of his fans in Georgia’s 55th State House District (located in Render’s hometown of Atlanta) to write in his name as a candidate for a special election for state representative. Unfortunately, Render was not able to stand for the election as he did not have the appropriate paperwork. He took to Instagram once again to thank fans, saying that “When I do run, when I win, we win.”
A video posted by Killer Mike (@killermikegto) on Jun 15, 2015 at 5:52pm PDT
That’s as good of an assurance as we’ll get right now that the Run the Jewels member, who has appeared on various television shows talking about police brutality, will indeed stand for political office at some point soon.