Killer Mike Honors Michael Brown In Fiery Instagram Post

Kate Glicksberg

Killer Mike performs at Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL, July 21, 2013

"Look at what govt sanctioned murder has done," the rapper writes in his moving essay.

Atlanta rapper Killer Mike has never been shy about voicing his political opinions -- he once rapped "George Bush don't like blacks? No shit, Sherlock!" and has made his audiences chant "F--- Ronald Reagan." On Monday (Aug. 11), the rapper posted a photo of the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and included a passionate caption pleading for people to "honor the humanity that unites our species."

Here the full caption below:

"We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by out children not the other way around. No matter how u felt about black people look at this Mother and look at this father and tell me as a human being how u cannot feel empathy for them. How can u not feel sympathy for their pain and loos. These are not "THOTS, niggas/niggers, hoes, Ballers, Divas. These two people are parents. They are humans that produced a child and loved that child and that child was slaughtered like Game and left face down as public spectacle while his blood drained down the street.

"Look at the pain of this mother, look into her eyes. Look at the Man behind her. Look at that father made helpless and hurt that he cud not defend his seed. Don't debate. Don't insert your agenda. Save me the bullshit Black On Black Crime speech and look at these to Noble creatures called humans and look at what govt sanctioned murder has done. It has robbed them of their humanity and replaced it with pain and shame, suffering and hurt.

"I don't care if others rioted or why. I don't care that ball players and Rappers are what they shud be. I care that we as humans care as much about one another more. I care we see past Class, race and culture and honor the humanity that unites our species. Stop talking and LOOK at these PEOPLE. LOOK at these HUMANS and stand with them against a system allows a Human PIG to slaughter their child. Forgive any typos love and respect u all."

Killer Mike released "Run The Jewels," a collaborative album with rapper/producer El-P, last year, and the two MCs performed at Lollapalooza earlier this month in support of the forthcoming "Run The Jewels II." Mike has also been popping up at Outkast festival dates to perform "The Whole World" with the Atlanta duo.

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