Eminem Shouts Out Killer Mike's Protest Speech: "Incredibly Well Done"

Lawrence Kim
June 1, 2020

Killer Mike, an activist and rapper, delivered powerful and emotional speech to protestors in Atlanta, and pleaded "it is not time to burn down your own home" but instead asked protestors to "plot, plan, organize, strategize and mobilize in an effective way".

National Basketball Association star LeBron James and actor Milo Ventimiglia were among thousands who shared their support for Killer Mike on Saturday.

Rioters vandalized outside the building and also confronted police officers who were guarding CNN employees in the building.

In the clip, the man, George Floyd, he told police that he was struggling to breathe.

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The video showed a Minneapolis officer, identified as Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd's neck during an arrest. Chauvin and a troupe of fellow cops were investigating a $20 counterfeit bill used at a local food store when they encountered Floyd. She said that while she supported the right of Americans to peaceful protest, they should avoid violent action that destroys their cities. On Friday night, Killer Mike addressed the city of Atlanta during a press conference with the city's mayor, police chief and rap star T.I.

On Friday, thousands of protesters in Atlanta and nationwide raged against the death of George Floyd while he was subdued under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. I got a lot of love and respect for police officers down to the original eight [Black] police officers in Atlanta that, even after becoming police, had to dress in a YMCA because white officers didn't want to get dressed with ni**ers. And here we are, 80 years later and I watched a white officer assassinate a Black man and I know that tore your heart out.

"I'm mad as hell", Mike added. I woke up wanting to see the world burn yesterday, because I'm exhausted of watching black men die. "He casually put his knee on a human being's neck as he died like a zebra in the clutch of a lion's jaw and we watch it like murder porn over and over again". "That's why children are burning things to the ground-they don't know what else to do".

"We have to be better than this moment", he added. "We don't want to see targets burning, we want to see the system that sets up for systemic racism burnt to the ground".

The emotional speech was trending on Twitter on Saturday. "Stop making people feel so fearful and give them hope". I'm glad they just destroyed a few bricks and mortar and didn't rip a parent of a son, no They took a son from a mother, like the police did.

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