A rapper hits the White House Correspondents' Association dinner as a guest of Arianna Huffington, and reveals why he now regrets meeting CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

Atlanta hip-hop veteran Killer Mike (real name: Michael Render) is a member of Run the Jewels and a solo artist whose outspoken social commentary led to his lecture on race relations at MIT on April 24, and an invitation from Arianna Huffington to attend the White House Correspondents' Association dinner the following night -- during which rioting broke out in Baltimore. Mike, 40, shares his thoughts.

 

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