Killer Mike Reveals Dave Chappelle Almost Convinced Him To Run For Georgia Governor

HipHop News Posted on July 5, 2022 at 1:07pm

Killer Mike Reveals Dave Chappelle Almost Convinced Him To Run For Georgia Governor

The RTJ rapper tells HipHopDX, "I was ready to run after that [speech]."

Exclusive – Killer Mike released his first solo single and accompanying video in nearly 10 years on Independence Day (July 4). Titled “Run,” the track begins with a monologue from famed comedian Dave Chappelle who was happy to contribute to Mike’s latest endeavor. But there’s a sense Chappelle would be even happier if the Run The Jewels juggernaut would run for office.

Killer Mike’s propensity for politically motivated action is well-documented and his natural talent for oration is apparent during every appearance, not to mention with the music he makes. During a recent interview with HipHopDX, Killer Mike revealed how Chappelle wound up on the track, while simultaneously confessing Chappelle almost convinced him to run for Georgia governor — almost.

“So I go to a Dave Chappelle show — and Dave is someone I consider a friend, very fortunate to be friends with, love him to death — and he literally has a whole crowd laughing at themselves and a bunch of other shit,” he says. “At the end, I get to hang out. Comedians have hangouts after they show where they do old school shit like smoke cigarettes and drink whiskey. Muthafuckas still smoke cigarettes.

“So I’m in the cut, smoking a joint that looks like a cigarette. I’m getting high as fuck. Dave calls me out. He says, ‘Hey man, why don’t you run for governor?’ And I’m like, ‘What? No, no, we got a Black person running for governor. Her name …’ ‘That’s not what the fuck I’m talking about — you. You need to run. You are qualified to lead.’ And I’m like, ‘Dave, I’ma rapper.’ “He said, ‘I don’t give a fuck, you can govern and rap!'”

Killer Mike says it was one of the most “encouraging” and motivating speeches he’d ever heard, so much so he was seriously considering running by the end of the conversation.

“I was ready to run after that, even though I know it’s not time for me to run, but what he really told me w


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