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Killer Mike & El-P respond to Mike Pence leaving NFL game

The Meadows 2017 - Friday
Run the Jewels at The Meadows 2017 (more by Em Grey)

As you may have heard, yesterday Mike Pence posted a statement explaining how he went to the Colts vs 49ers game and left early after players peacefully protested by kneeling during the national anthem. Trump later added, “I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen,” and also said, “The trip by @VP Pence was long planned. He is receiving great praise for leaving game after the players showed such disrespect for country!”

This understandably upset a lot of people, not just because the president staged this racist publicity stunt, but also because it is estimated that the stunt costed about $242,500. As Pitchfork points out, one of the many people it upset was Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike, who posted a lengthy response on Instagram:

I wonder how he feels about the constitution. The document that contains the principles this republic is founded on. The 1st being #FreeSpeech. Free speech is what protects this and any protest. The constitution that guards against Tyranny like the state abusing and denying citizens full rights. U know the stuff that prompted the kneel. The kneel is to bring awareness to the public that officers of the law are playing Judge, Jury and executioner therefore denying Americans Citizens their constitutional rights becuz they are a racial minority. I wonder if he knows he and the soldiers I respect and value swear to uphold that constitution and not simply be propaganda agents for the state. He loves religion to much to hold public office in my opinion and he shows that he cares nothing for our republic by not honoring the constitutional rights of its citizens. I’m glad he left that event because u cheapened it with his presence. God speed on our next election. I hope we send his religious nut ass back home to relish in his false understanding of what this country is and we never see him on a national stage again.

Killer Mike’s Run the Jewels partner El-P added on Twitter: “if only people could get up and walk out of the country after an innocent,unarmed person gets murdered by someone put there to protect them. better yet maybe if everyone in our glorious leaders presences takes a knee anytime they see them they’ll leave earth. and fwiw the idea that pence being at an event “dignified” said event seems… off. dude been in the white house this whole time.”

Run the Jewels just played ACL over the weekend, and they’ll be on tour with Lorde and Mitski in 2018.

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