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Bernie Sanders Ate Soul Food With Rapper Killer Mike

Yep, this really happened.

Ahead of a Monday night rally in Atlanta, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) fueled up with some soul food.

His guide for the day: rapper and Atlanta native Killer Mike, who took the Democratic presidential candidate to The Busy Bee Cafe, a famous soul food joint in the city.

According to ABC News, Sanders ordered fried chicken, dark meat, yams, rice and gravy.

Killer Mike, who endorsed Sanders in June, will introduce the candidate at Monday's rally. The rapper, whose real name is Michael Render, has become a prominent activist on police brutality, voting rights and other issues affecting the black community. He announced his support after Sanders pledged to fully restore the Voting Rights Act, part of which the Supreme Court gutted in 2013.

Sanders' Atlanta stop was during a campaign swing through the South, where he is trying to gain more support from black voters. Over the weekend, he addressed several black churches in South Carolina, and earlier on Monday, met with Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.

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