Killer Mike to attend White House Correspondents' Dinner
Killer Mike, one-half of rap duo Run the Jewels, will be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the rapper confirmed on his Instagram account Wednesday evening.
Killer Mike posted a screengrab of a Pitchfork story with the headline “Killer Mike To Attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” and captioned it with a comment addressed to the teachers who didn’t have faith in him growing up. “For all the Teachers that said a n—a won’t gone be shit. LoL ha! Jokes on You, Jack!” he wrote. “My Black Ass Going to Da White House!”
Killer Mike has incorporated his political views into his songs and shows, and appeared on CNN in August to discuss Michael Brown, an 18-year-old who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. He’s also set to give a lecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday about race relations in the U.S.
Despite the dinner’s name, of course, celebrities are a featured part of it—Ciara, for example, is another big name rumored to be attending.
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner, hosted by Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong, is Saturday.