He didn’t want to be there. Three days before Killer Mike delivered an impassioned call to protesters in Atlanta for peace, his mind was fixated on one thing: rest. “I'm happy that we've had an opportunity to sit and be home and reset because our bodies have been beat up after touring,” Mike said during a phone interview the Tuesday before the Friday press conference that went viral. “El picked up a dog. My wife picked up a dog. There's a normalization in re-humanizing ourselves that I can appreciate in this time.”

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