Selena Gomez invited Killer Mike to take over her Instagram account in order to teach her 179 million followers about the work he does as an activist.
Killer Mike took over Selena Gomez's Instagram account in order to inform her massive following about issues plaguing the Black community and what they can do to help. Ever since George Floyd's murder by police sparked recent protests against police brutality and systemic racism, many celebrities, including Selena Gomez, have been using their social media platforms to help educate the masses, bring attention to important resources and causes, and elevate the voices of prominent Black activists. Over the past week or so, Selena has invited a few different organizers such as Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and author Ibram X. Kendi to take over her IG account in order to spread their teachings, and now, she's called on Big Mike to do the same.
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Selena introduced Mike to her 179 million Instagram followers before indicating that he would be taking over her account in order to spread knowledge and awareness about racial injustice. "Please meet Michael Render, professionally known as Killer Mike," she wrote. "He is an activist, Grammy Award-winning rapper, one half of the rap duo Run the Jewels, and host of the Netflix series, 'Trigger Warning with Killer Mike.'"
"He and his wife, Shana, own the SWAG Shop barbershops in Atlanta," she continued. "He is also co-owner, with Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris and Noel Khalil, of the historic Bankhead Seafood restaurant in Atlanta. He began organizing when he was 15, and was actually an organizer before he was a rapper. Today, Killer Mike’s taking over my Instagram!" Check out some of the stories Mike has shared so far using Selena's platform and stay informed!