Legendary hip-hop figure and MC Killer Mike, known for being half of Run The Jewels, has revealed during a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on drug use and cultural appropriation in rap music, that he vibes hard for Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza, who he says he first heard of during a recent visit to Australia.
The props for the Adelaide rapper, who continues to shred worldwide, came when Mike was asked about his opinion on another Aussie (well.. questionable) hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea, instead telling the college students about his surprise that it was Tkay, and not Miss Mullumbimby, who actual Australians were talking about when he last visited.
“I remember thinking to myself, I’m in Australia, I’ve been here for two weeks, and not one person talked about Iggy Azalea, and I’m at a music festival! Not one person! The person that all the Australians were talking about was a black girl! Her name was Tkay something, I saw her perform, she rocked the house! So here I am in Australia, and the biggest rising star here is a pie-faced girl with a round nose and beautiful coco brown skin – that’s a compliment in my opinion.”
Mike continues to praise Tkay in his speech saying, “in Australia… there’s sold out shows for a little black girl who can dance her ass off. And she’s actually saying stuff when she raps!” I can hear Tkay’s mad grin from here.
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Watch: Killer Mike MIT Lecture