Run The Jewels MC Killer Mike is one of the most outspoken voices for social justice and political reform in hip-hop today. During the 2016 Presidential election, he took on the role as one of the most vocal, and effective campaign surrogates for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Because of his activism, many have taken to wondering whether Mike might ever run for political office himself one day. Fortunately, because of one enterprising Twitter user, we finally have the answer to that question.
Someone named Keisha took it upon herself to ask Mike whether or not he’d ever run for office. His answer was surprising.
As the old saying goes, all politics is local. It’s actually quite noble that Mike would rather stay inside of his own community and affect change there — as a senior citizen, many, many years from now — rather than engrain himself into the Washington establishment. To that end, he’s already putting in the work. Just last month, Mike was honored in the Georgia State Senate for his work improving the infrastructure around his hometown in Atlanta.
During his speech on the Senate floor he promised that, “You can look forward to me stepping out on his campaign trail, I’m sure.” He then noted some of the problems that the city is still facing and needs to get a handle on, including, education. “Our school systems deserve more attention. Our teachers deserve more money. Our firemen deserve more money. And our policemen deserve more than new guns. They deserve to have enough cops on the street to be involved in the community.”