Killer Mike defends himself against misogyny charges after saying that "a uterus doesn't qualify you to be president"

He accused Hillary Clinton of belonging to the group of politicians who tell minorities "Hold on, just wait awhile"


Scott Eric Kaufman
February 17, 2016 6:26PM (UTC)

Atlanta rapper and ardent Bernie Sanders supporter Killer Mike created a controversy Tuesday by saying that "a uterus doesn't qualify you to be president of the United States":

He was immediately attacked for the remarks on Twitter, and as is his wont, defended himself there:

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But he also spoke to the New York Times, telling Yamiche Alcindor that "[w]hen people tell us, ‘Hold on, wait awhile.’ And that’s what the other Democrat is telling you -- ‘Hold on, Black Lives Matter. Just wait awhile.’ ‘Hold on, young people in this country, just wait awhile.’ And then, and then she — she get good, she have your own mama come to you. Your own mama say to you, ‘Well, you’re a woman.’"

Killer Mike referred to a conversation he had with activist Jane Elliott "a few weeks ago," in which she said "'Michael, a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to be — you have to have policy that’s reflective of social justice.’"

Women's rights, the equal treatment of minorities, and the war on drugs all fall under the aegis of "social justice," he told Alcindor.

Killer Mike Says A Uterus Isn't Enough To Be President


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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