Killer Mike has some advice for Black America: Rather than complain about the government, they should become more independent.
In a recent Instagram video, the outspoken rapper suggested increasing self-sufficiency could solve many of the problems facing black communities. He said if blacks are upset about not having food, they need to grow their own crops and learn to slaughter an animal. If they are fed up with rampant crime, they need to support black businesses and start patrolling their own neighborhoods. And if they’re tired of gun violence they should up their firearm training to better protective themselves.
“'Oh, man, the government is killing us. It’s dangerous out there,’” he said in a mocking voice. “'Oh, I know what we should do, we should give back our guns!’ That doesn’t make fucking sense. You should shoot and train more.”
Killer Mike advised blacks to walk the walk and take action, rather than “sit on the internet and back agendas that are given to you by political parties.” The video was posted shortly after he shared his thoughts on the H.R. 4268 measure dubbed the “Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act.” The measure, introduced by Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee, would mandate a one-week waiting period “before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be purchased or transferred ownership.”
Congresswoman Lee said it is a way to prevent mentally unstable individuals from hurting others. Basically, that seven-day period would give the gun purchaser some time to cool off before making a stupid decision. But, like many other gun advocates, Killer Mike isn’t down with more regulations.
“U only 54 yrs into freedom and still wanna give up more to appease a politician cuz they look like you auntie,” he wrote on Instagram. “Well just like I tell my real auntie, ‘Auntie I love you but, u sound like dem crazy white folks. Plain truth is we black and we gotta take care of us.’”
Earlier this week, Killer Mike announced his intention to run for public office once he retires from music.