After the grand jury finalized their decision last night, things in Ferguson took a turn for the worst. The same night the decision was made, rap duo Run the Jewels had a show just miles away from the enraged town. Killer Mike expressed his passionate emotions before performing a set at the Ready Room in St. Louis.
“No matter how much we do it, no matter how much we get shit together, sh*t comes along that kicks you on your ass and you don’t feel like a champion, so tonight I got kicked on my ass when I listened to that prosecutor,” said the Atlanta rapper. “I gotta tell ‘em: You motherfu**ers got me today. You kicked me on my ass because, I have a 20-year-old son and I have 12-year-old son and I’m so afraid for them.”
“You motherfu**ers will not own tomorrow. We will not live in your fear, we will not accept your pain, we’re not going to keep playing that race card ’cause we know you don’t value my skin and we know you do value his [points to El-P], but you know what, we’re friends, and nothing is gonna devalue that.”
He also decided to begin the performance with a few words from the wise.
“It is not about race, it is not about class, it is not about color, it is about what they killed him for. It is about poverty, it is about greed, and it is about a war machine.”
It's a sad situation, but the danger of a non-indictment in Ferguson is not more riots, it is more Darren Wilsons. This should remind people that black lives do matter.