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Rapper Killer Mike Delivers Powerful Speech About Ferguson

El-P and Killer Mike with Run the Jewels performing as part of the CounterPoint Music Festival on Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, in K
El-P and Killer Mike with Run the Jewels performing as part of the CounterPoint Music Festival on Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, in Kingston Downs, GA. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP)

Run the Jewels' tour had a scheduled stop in St. Louis on Monday night. The rap duo, Killer Mike and El-P, took the stage just after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, reached the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

Killer Mike has written at length about the turmoil in Ferguson, and before the show started, he gave a powerful speech about race and humanity.

I would like to say ‘rest in peace’ to Michael Brown, who will never get to see the next phase of his life," he said. "I would like to give all thoughts and prayers to all those out there peacefully protesting.”

He continued, “Tonight I got kicked on my ass, when I listened to that prosecutor. You motherfuckers got me today. I knew it was coming. I have a 20-year-old son, I have a 12-year-old son and I’m so afraid for them.” He ended his message, referencing El-P, “We know you don’t value my skin, and we know you do value [El-P's], but you know what we’re friends and nothing is gonna devalue that.”

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