Rapper, artist and social activist, Killer Mike of hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, was among those attending the White House Correspondent's Dinner last night at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The event where the capitol's elite and press come together to poke fun at each other and drink heavily was headlined by President Obama and his anger translator Luther (Keegan-Michael Key from Key & Peele) and Cecily Strong of Saturday Night Live fame.
Killer Mike was invited by Arianna Huffington to tag along with her to represent the website at the dinner. He stood out as one of the few musicians in the room. Mike has been vocal recently in his pursuit of equality and combating police brutality in the United States. He has written op-eds for Billboard, USA Today and Okay Player, while making appearances on CNN for interviews.
The rapper documented his time during the dinner on Twitter, including pictures of him looking very fly in a black tux and even meeting a few RTJ fans in the process.
A photo posted by Killer Mike (@killermikegto) on Apr 25, 2015 at 2:36pm PDT
At the reception for the White House correspondence dinner with out shay :( but everybody else has a date. Man this is weak lol. — Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) April 25, 2015
I wonder what the hell I shud do. Man I wish I had taken a toke or two cuz this is mad skressfull Bruh (Guwap voice)
— Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) April 25, 2015
They listed me as #KillerMike I wish I cud go back to All this folks at Major labels that told me the name Killer was Unmarketable. Well MuthaFuckers seems as if y'all were wrong as fuck! Again lol! A photo posted by Killer Mike (@killermikegto) on Apr 25, 2015 at 7:21pm PDT
With Arianna Huffington of @HuffingtonPost mobbing thru this #WHCD2015 like G's. — Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) April 25, 2015
The POTUS is funny as Fux! He is killing Hos foes like Richard Pryor! — Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) April 26, 2015
Killer Mike X Arianna Huffington = Bad Ass salutes her for repping #RTJAllDay! She grabbed my hand lead me through the party introduced me to all the important folks and made me feel warm &!welcomed. She was a class act and took good care of me for Shay. She invited me to write some stuff for the sight so look 4ward to that too! Salutes and Love to her & #HuffingtonPost #WHCD2015 #HistoryMade #NoOtherRappersThere #IreppedHipHopWell #AintWeClean #superCleanSuperHard #NerdProm #KingNQueen
A photo posted by Killer Mike (@killermikegto) on Apr 25, 2015 at 9:48pm PDT