Killer Mike has already officially endorsed Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, and tonight, as Pitchfork reports, the rapper introduced the presidential candidate at a rally in Atlanta (while wearing a Run The Jewels sweatshirt!). “In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Senator Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country,” Mike said in his speech. “Make sure that wherever you go, you take the name, the ideas, the philosophy, and the ideology of Bernie Sanders there. And you make sure when you leave, they are on fire, because they have felt the Bern.” He closed by quoting his song “Untitled.”
“He’s trying to talk truth throughout this country and, in fact, throughout the world — trying to bring people together,” Sanders responded. “Mike, thanks very much for what you’re doing.”
Before the rally, the two of them hung out together at the Atlanta soul food restaurant Busy Bee and at Mike’s SWAG barber shop. Watch Mike’s speech and check out some pics of them together below.
Brought this guy to Busy Bee on MLK in ATL. pic.twitter.com/K93EUniUZE
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) November 23, 2015
Bernie Sanders and rapper Killer Mike at Busy Bee in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/jqOiLlMgrQ
— John Wagner (@WPJohnWagner) November 23, 2015
I appreciate Sen. Bernie Sanders for Coming in #TheSWAGShop on Edgewood ave and talking with me for an hr about the course this country is taking. Thank U Sen. Sanders! #SpecialThanksToMattAndNoniesToo #ThankUSenSandersStaff #ThankUSWAG Shop Staff. Thank All who #FeelTheBurn #APoliticalRevoltionIsComing #HeThrowUp #RTJ #CoolOldMan #RespectHim