Eminem gave shout out to Killer Mike on Twitter during the nation-wide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Em tweeted Mike’s speech at the Atlanta mayor’s press conference, praising his work. Check out the tweet below:
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 31, 2020
“I got a lot of love and respect for police officers down to the original eight police officers in Atlanta that even after becoming police, had to dress in a YMCA because white officers did not want to get dressed with ni**ers. Here we are 80 years later, I watched a white officer assassinate a black man and I know that tore your heart out. I have nothing positive to say in this moment, because I don’t want to be here. I am duty-bound to be here to simply say it is your duty not to burn your own house down for anger with an enemy. It is your duty to fortify your own house, so that you may be a house of refuge in times of organization. And now is the time to plot, plan, strategize, organize and mobilize.” says Mike.
Watch the full speech below:
Eminem also encouraged people to speak out by sharing his 2017 single “Untouchable” on social media:
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 29, 2020