Killer Mike on Bill O'Reilly: 'He's More Full of S--- Than an Outhouse'
Killer Mike appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday (May 15) and during his appearance on the program, the rapper opened up about a number of topics including Bill O'Reilly and Baltimore.
Just this week, the Fox News anchor made headlines after he blamed hip-hop for the decline in Christianity in the U.S., and while speaking with Maher, Killer Mike offered up his opinion of O'Reilly. "I like Bill O'Reilly the character but I hate how white people take him so seriously," he said. "He's more full of shit than an outhouse. I'm gonna go in a black club and see Bill O'Reilly with a stripper on his lap, I guarantee you that. He's as fictional as those books he writes."
Killer Mike then weighed in on the Baltimore riots. "When people say, 'Why do you burn down a CVS, why do you burn down your own community,' it's because of black people being denied loans, because of black people being snookered out of their homes, gentrifiers coming in or not coming in," Killer Mike said. "Because this happens, you live in a community you don't own. You're just occupying a space. Police are there, they're occupying you."
In addition to his appearance on the televised portion of Real Time, Killer Mike also appeared on an Overtimesegment posted online. There he discussed the argument that hip-hop is somehow linked to criminal behavior. In providing a history of the genre, he explained the term hip-hop is about "rap, graffiti, break dancing, DJ-ing and entrepreneurship." He added, "What it did was give poor kids the opportunity to organize as an alternative to violence. At our core, hip-hop, every time you see a successful rapper, you're seeing a job creator in the community."
You can watch Killer Mike's appearance below.