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Rapper Killer Mike Calls On Men To Fight Sexual Harassment In The Music Industry

"I stand in solidarity with the women that have spoke out."
Killer Mike calls for more men in the music industry to stand up to sexual assault. 
Killer Mike calls for more men in the music industry to stand up to sexual assault. 

On Monday, frontwoman for Brooklyn-based band Dirty Projectors Amber Coffman tweeted that prominent music publicist Heathcliff Berru had sexually harassed her at a bar in New York. After multiple women in the music industry revealed that they too had experienced similar harassment from Berru, the publicist quickly stepped down from his role as CEO of Life Or Death PR. 

During the short 24 hours it took for Berru to leave his job, many of his clients publicly cut ties with him. Hip-hop artist Killer Mike was one of those clients. 

On Wednesday Killer Mike tweeted that he supported Coffman and he gave his "friend" Berru an ear-full about "how fucked up he behaved." Killer Mike tweeted that he immediately cut ties with Berru, and that Coffman and the other women who have come forward have his support. 

In a Facebook post published on Wednesday night, Killer Mike clarified his tweets. He wrote that he "stand[s] in solidarity with the women that have spoke out," and that men in the industry need to do better when it comes to supporting women. 

"Men have to be able to tell our friends and peers when they're wrong," Killer Mike wrote. "We cannot just say, it's not my problem. We can't expect [people] to improve if we're not willing to hold them accountable and push them to be better."

Read the rest of Killer Mike's post below.

More of this, please.

H/T Vice

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