News: Killer Mike Predicts 2012 Presidential Election Winner
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 10:21AM
Atlanta rapper Killer Mike is echoing the same remarks DJ Drama previously told SOHH by predicting President Barack Obama will win a second term in the upcoming presidential election.
Looking beyond the election, Killer Mike also revealed what federal changes he hopes President Obama makes in his second term.
"I am really hoping that on a federal level he decriminalizes marijuana not only so people can smoke, but so they can be industry. I know he is going to win. He is going to be a two-term president. I don't have any questions about that. I just hope he does right by the people that believe in him." (The Grio)
Fellow Atlanta hip-hop artist DJ Drama previously told SOHH he believed President Obama is primed to serve another term come November.
"Oh, nah, never that, you know what I'm saying," Drama told SOHH when asked if he would retire the alias "Barack O'Drama" if President Obama does not win. "He has my support and I'm not going to say when he doesn't win because he's gonna win and we're going to keep the legacy going." (SOHH)
Last month, rap veteran Nas pledged his undying support for the president.
"I support Barack Obama and everything he does," said Nas. "It's just a hell of a game and I never paid too much attention or cared about a president's life until he got into office. I didn't feel they cared about my life. I just feel like it's a hell of a job. I think he cares about all Americans. And we can say, me being a black man, I'm proud to have that kind of black man in office because it takes that kind of black man...A lot of people want him to cater only to African Americans on their time, when they're ready for him to do so. That's ridiculous." (The LIFE Files)
The head of state showed his love for Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy back in April during a White House Correspondent dinner.
During his speech/comedy routine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night (Apr. 28), U.S. President and self-admitted rap fan Barack Obama joked about following his impromptu Al Green rendition in January with a take on everyone's favorite Snowman, Young Jeezy. At the 14:30 mark, Obama starts to wrap up his speech by giving a "quick preview of the secret agenda you can expect" if he is re-elected in 2012. "In my first term, I sang Al Green," he says. "In my second term, I'm going with Young Jeezy." Following the nervous laughter from his onlookers (some of whom are likely unfamiliar with Jeezy's brand of thug motivation), Obama followed the joke by saying, "Michelle said, 'Yeeeeah.' I sing that to her sometimes." (Billboard)