Rapper Killer Mike faces flak for ‘uterus’ comment at Sanders rally
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Rapper Killer Mike drew attention late Tuesday after saying during a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn California race, social justice wing of Democrats finally comes of age Sanders to headline progressive 'People's Summit' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE that a "uterus doesn't qualify you to be president."
 
The rapper said he was repeating something activist Jane Elliott said when he made the comment while ripping Sanders’s rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech Lobbying world Trump puts foreign investors first by supporting the Republican tax plan MORE
 
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"When people tell us 'hold on, wait a while' — that's what the other Democrat is telling you," Michael Render, who goes by his stage name Killer Mike, told more than 4,800 gathered at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
 
“ ‘Hold on Black Lives Matter, just wait a while. Hold on young people in this country, just wait a while,’ ” he added, mocking Clinton.
 
"And then she get good, she have your own momma come to you, your momma sit down and say, 'Well you're a woman.' But I talked to Jane Elliott a few weeks ago, and Jane said, 'Michael, a uterus doesn't qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to have policies that's reflective of social justice.’ ”
 
Elliott is best known for her "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise, in which she divided up her elementary school class based on eye color to demonstrate segregation.
The rapper was one of several speakers who praised Sanders before the candidate took the stage. Shortly afterward he took to social media to defend his comments from backlash: