Killer Mike Compares Bernie Sanders To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. + Leaves Fans Divided

Killer Mike wearing black
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Killer Mike may have gotten himself in some hot water. 

The rapper and activist recently left fans divided after he compared presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

This comparison comes after author and Bill and Hilary Clinton supporter Zachary Wood tweeted out to Sanders, “There’s just something about you, that pisses me off.”


Mike, who has been an avid Sanders supporter since 2016, would respond to Wood’s tweet, “Your tweet better help me to understand I’m on the correct side of history. Thank [you]”, also providing a screenshot of an article that read, “Even Though He Is Revered Today, MLK Was Widely Disliked”, which immediately made fans see the comparison between the two.  

Fans had some things to say about it. One Twitter user, in particular, said, “Killer Mike, I’m with you, but let’s chill with the Bernie/MLK comparisons.” See Mike’s response below. 

Here are more responses from the rapper.

Do you agree with Killer Mike’s comparison?