By Tony Curram
Many prominent figures have come forward to speak out against the wave of violence sweeping America in response to the murder of George Floyd, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
Mayors, Chiefs of Police, and celebrities have all come forward to speak out against the ongoing violence, but none have managed to offer such a display of Irony as rapper ‘Killer Mike’, sporting a t-shirt slogan ‘kill your masters’, which arguable is an interpretation of exactly what is going on.
“I am the son of an Atlanta police officer,” said the rapper and activist “My cousin is an Atlanta city police officer. And my other cousin an East Point police officer.”
“Or at least they were, I haven’t checked in for a few years; nobody likes a snitch in my industry. But they seemed to be good guys.
In an odd attempt to extinguish the flames, Killer Mike said: “I got a lot of love and respect for police officers, down to the original eight police officers in Atlanta,” in reference to the city’s first black officers, who also suffered from extreme racism from white police officers, even having to dress in a separate building because white officers rejected them.
One cynic said “In general, it’s probably not a good idea to get a man who’s named after a violent act, wearing a slogan t-shirt encouraging violent acts, to condemn violent acts brought on by a racially motivated murder, whilst referencing historic racism and highlighting how little things have changed.”