Rolling Out

Killer Mike visit with Georgia governor creates Twitter storm

Killer Mike visit with Georgia governor creates Twitter storm
Gov. Brian P. Kemp (Photo: Office of the Governor;

Killer Mike has ignited a firestorm on social media after sitting down with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp at the state capital in Atlanta on Wednesday, Sept. 09, 2020.

The rapper, 45, who was born Michael Santiago Render in Atlanta, informed the public that he met with Kemp, 56, to devise ways to vastly increase Black business contracts with the state from its current meager levels. However, the discussion has started an intense political debate that’s currently waging on Twitter.

The musician, actor, author, activist and entrepreneur summarized his meeting with the governor this way:

“I will say I was welcomed with respect,” Killer Mike penned to his nearly two million Instagram followers. “I was heard and our exchange was productive. I look forward to helping Georgia increase it’s 2% Govt state contract participation to 10-15 % (and greater) participation.”

Kemp also posted the meeting for his 33,000 IG followers, though the governor highlighted different aspects of the conversation:

Many Twitter users were not pleased that Killer Mike talked with Kemp, while some supported the sit-down as necessary and pragmatic.

While the debate rages about the merit and residual impact of Killer Mike’s face-to-face meeting with the governor, the rapper was also lauded for using his unopened restaurant to fight the food insecurity issue sweeping the city.

How do you feel about Killer Mike’s meeting with the governor, and do you believe something substantial will materialize from it?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join our Newsletter

Sign up for Rolling Out news straight to your inbox.

Read more about:
Also read
Rolling Out