“We know you don’t value my skin, and we know you do value his,” he added, alluding to the race of El-P, “but you know what we’re friends and nothing is gonna devalue that.” Watch the speech below.
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As the reports, when Killer Mike and El-P took the stage, they did away with the standard entrance music, and Killer Mike spoke instead.
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“I would like to give all thoughts and prayers to all those out there peacefully protesting.” He went on, paraphrasing Martin Luther King Jr., “I also give thoughts and prayers for the people who could not hold that anger in, because riots are only the language of the unheard.” The 39-year-old rapper, whose real name is Michael Render, had a hitch in his usually booming voice as the remarks took on a deeply personal note. I have a 20-year-old son, I have a 12-year-old son and I’m so afraid for them.” But fear was not the closing message.
“Tonight I got kicked on my ass, when I listened to that prosecutor,” he said. “You motherfuckers will not own tomorrow,” he said.
Run the Jewels were already scheduled to perform in St.
Louis last night, and prior to the verdict they confirmed there was no change in plans.