Atlanta rapper Killer Mike hasn’t experienced a change of heart after coming to the defense of Hawks owner Bruce Levenson in light of controversial remarks about African Americans.

In Mike’s perspective, he understood the business angle Levenson presented in his leaked 2012 e-mail.

“It’s not remotely racist at all. What I read was a business man trying to fill up his seats with the demographic that spends the most money.” Mike adds, “I own a barber shop. I make it a point for people to know I cut white people’s hair. If white people 30 to 55 aren’t coming to Hawks games, you have to do whatever you need to do to get them there.” (TMZ)

Mike went on a Twitter rant about the racist remarks right here…

Mike initially dished his own theory on the public’s perception of Levenson via social media last week.

Earlier this month, reports about Levenson deciding to sell his team over a racist e-mail went public.

Levenson admits he sent the email to team execs back in 2012, urging them to get more suburban white fans at games. He then laid out all the problems with the current fan base, listing the following:

– it’s 70 pct black
– the cheerleaders are black
– the music is hip hop
– at the bars it’s 90 pct black
– there are few fathers and sons at the games
– the concerts [after games] are either hip hop or gospel (TMZ)

Levenson took things a step further by giving a one-sided theory on African American fans.

Levenson continued in the email … “My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a significant  season ticket base.” He also complained that he’s told team execs, “I want some white cheerleaders … I have even bitched that the kiss cam is too black.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Levenson copped to the email in July — about 2 months after Donald Sterling was banned — and immediately informed the league he would sell the team. (TMZ)