Killer Mike Responds to Allegations of Sexism While Campaigning for Bernie Sanders

Killer Mike's Speech

Longtime Bernie Sanders advocate and campaigner Killer Mike drew ire from Hillary Clinton supporters after a rally in Atlanta where he quoted activist Jane Elliott: “Jane said, ‘Michael, a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to have policy that’s reflective of social justice.” He spoke in response to luminaries such as Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright saying that women should vote for Clinton because of her gender. Andrew Woodhouse, the head of one pro-Clinton super PAC, Correct the Record, tweeted that the rapper’s speech was “sexist bulls**t.”

After receiving similar criticism on Twitter, the Run the Jewels rapper clarified in a series of tweets that he was quoting Elliott, as well as stating which female politicians he does support:

You can watch the entire speech here and the controversial quote in context in the clip below, via NBC 11Alive.

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