Atlanta-based rapper "Killer Mike," whose real name is Michael Render, blasted CNN on Friday during a nearly 9-minute speech on Friday in which he pleaded with protesters to stop rioting.
"I love CNN, I love Cartoon Network," Killer Mike said. "But, I'd like to say to CNN right now, said. Stop feeding fear and anger every day. Stop making people feel so fearful. Give them hope."
"I'm glad they only took down a sign and defaced a building, and they're not killing human beings like that policeman did," he continued. "I'm glad they only destroyed some brick and mortar and they didn't rip a father from a son. They didn't rip a son from a mother — like the policeman did."
WATCH Killer Mike on riots at CNN: "I'd like to say to CNN right now... karma's a mother. Stop feeding fear and anger every day. Stop making people feel so fearful, give them hope..."— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 30, 2020
I agree with him 100% pic.twitter.com/XUUGMOrupp
Phone died, biked home as chants of "Fuck CNN" from protesters grew from across the street from the CNN Center, its Atlanta headquarters. Here's the last video I took. pic.twitter.com/qQzG5QL4R7— Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso) May 30, 2020
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says the violent demonstrations in Atlanta are “disgracing the life of George Floyd”: “When you burn down this city, you’re burning down our community. If you want change in America, go and register to vote.” https://t.co/N5oZfxvFs3 pic.twitter.com/us3whIQnqu— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 30, 2020