When asked if Kanye West is the greatest rock star in the world, Killer Mike brought up two other artists.
“Kanye is amazing and may be the greatest rock star in the world but Rihanna is the new Tupac (in feminist form),” the Atlanta rapper says during an interview with The Guardian, “and as much as I love rock, ain’t nobody do it like ‘Pac. Ri-Ri rules in my book.”
Killer Mike and Run The Jewels partner El-P were being interviewed for the publication by Banksy in advance of their performance at his pop-up theme park.
Elsewhere in the interview, Killer Mike says he enjoys earning acclaim, but that that feeling can be trumped.
“I cannot lie, as good as it feels to get my deserved props,” he says, “the best part of reading social media after I meet folks is reading, ‘Mike was a nice guy.’ I believe being honorable lasts longer than rapping good.”
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