Watch Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike Get Political on ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’
If there's one thing Killer Mike has always wanted to do, it's to get on Real Time With Bill Maher. On Friday night (May 15), the Run the Jewels rapper's dream came true as he had his chance to sit on the program's panel and speak his mind.
The best part of it? He did an amazing job.
Joining in midway through the HBO show, Killer Mike, born Michael Render, sat next to Bill Maher and looked ready to get the conversation going. Their chat started with all the recent issues surrounding police brutality in America.
"A lot of them are on the wrong side," Killer Mike told Maher. "I want to acknowledge that policing is difficult, and it's hard. It's a brave few who will do it."
The rapper gave a brief synopsis of African-Americans joining the police force in his native Atlanta, saying it didn't happen until about 50 years ago: "But the community fought for these black cops to be here because they wanted to be policed fair, and they wanted to be policed by people who looked like them, who understood the community and were from the community. And the fact that we have black cops today, who are black cops who look like who they are policing but they don't live near the community. They don't live in the community. They aren't active in the community. That's the cancer in policing."
Killer Mike also tackled other topics including Jesus being the original rapper and Bill O'Reilly's recent attack on hip-hop. "I like Bill O'Reilly as a character," he said, "but I hate that all white people take him so seriously."
And to top it all off, Mike adds, “He’s more full of s--- than an outhouse. I'm going to go to a black club and see Bill O'Reilly with a stripper on his lap. I guarantee you that.”
You can watch more of Killer Mike's appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher in the videos above and below: