After CNN Atlanta headquarters were vandalized by protesters this week, rapper Killer Mike called out the news station for creating division and hostility with its brand of journalism. The rapper also talked of his ‘love and respect for police officers’. Killer Mike’s on-air plea was a powerful one.
The rapper made an appearance with the Mayor of Atlanta to discuss the riots following George Floyd’s death. Mike first appealed to people to their positive side to force change.
Killer Mike has a lot of police officers in his family and is even the son of a cop. He knows most cops are good people who want to protect us all.
CNN Is To Blame: “Karma’s A Mother”
Killer Mike likely surprised the audience by placing some of the blame on CNN. It’s not often that the media’s bias is exposed in a press conference of this nature.
The cable news network thrives on sowing division to push their liberal agenda. That division showed up at CNN’s doorstep this weekend when its Atlanta HQ was vandalized.
“I’d like to say to CNN right now… karma’s a mother,” Killer Mike said on live television. “Stop feeding fear and anger every day. Stop making people feel so fearful, give them hope…”
Killer Mike’s message was a unifying one. He tackled a few important topics. The CNN portion can be watched in the video below.
Killer Mike’s Press Conference
Killer Mike’s plea didn’t stop there. He told rioters to go home. Burning down their own neighborhoods won’t help their cause. That’s not how to make society better.
From Billboard :
“I am the son of an Atlanta police officer,” said Mike, who was flanked by the Mayor, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields and fellow ATL rapper T.I. at the press conference.
“My cousin is an Atlanta police officer. And my other cousin an East Point police officer. “And I got a lot of love and respect for police officers, down to the original eight police officers in Atlanta,” he added in a reference to the city’s first black officers, who were hired in 1948.
“I watched a white police officer assassinate a black man,” the outspoken rapper/activist said, fighting back tears. “And I know that tore your heart out. And I know it’s crippling, and I have nothing positive to say in this moment, because I don’t want to be here.”
But, he said, wiping his eyes, it wasn’t just Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others who marched and protested to help bring progress to Atlanta and other cities. It was also the rapper’s grandmother, his aunts and uncles and a number of many civil right leaders who did their part to bring about change.
“So I am duty-bound to be here to simply say that it is your duty not to burn your own house down for anger with an enemy,” he said. “It is your duty to fortify your own house so that you may be a house of refuge in times of organization. And now is the time to plot, plan, strategize, organize and mobilize.”
“Killer Mike Destroys CNN With Facts”
A video of Killer Mike’s full speech at the Atlanta press conference is in Derek Utley’s tweet below. Watch him dismantle CNN and rioting in one fell swoop.
Killer Mike destroys CNN with facts. pic.twitter.com/ePZb8ch04t 
— Derek Utley (@realDerekUtley) May 30, 2020 
If more of the music industry would step up like Killer Mike, we might start to see some actual change for the better!