Saturday, January 29, 2022

Killer Mike and DJ Envy Have Heated Debate About Black Children and Private School [WATCH]

*Killer Mike chopped it up with the hosts of Power 105.1’s “Breakfast Club” Thursday morning about real estate, interracial relationships, and his provocative Netflix docuseries, “Trigger Warning.” But things got heated between the Atlanta rapper/entrepreneur and DJ Envy when the conversation turned to education and whether it’s beneficial or harmful to send Black children to private school.

As reported by jasminebrand.com, Killer Mike said:

“Why are we not supporting historically Black colleges and universities? That’s where our heroes went! That’s where they came from! Dr. King went to Booker T. Washington. You gon’ show me a n*gga smarter than him? I don’t have no problems with you loving your children, but my children go to public school. ‘Cause I pay taxes in public school, and they named for Black people. And either you gonna choose to be excellent, and you gonna do better – or you gon’ sit your chump a** down and you gon’ keep being the same sh*t over and over. But you can’t complain and say that greatness wasn’t given to you. If you walk in a school named for Frederick Douglas High School, and you do not have the initiative as a parent or the student to walk up and step up to that greatness, but you’ll do it at St. Pius? Man, you a chump!”

DJ Envy, who sends his children to private school, disagreed:

“Don’t put words in my mouth. I don’t put words in your’s. I’m not mad. I let you speak. I let you give your spiel. I’ve been to public school…My kids go to private school, right? My son has his own business, has his own thing- things that I didn’t learn before. You know why? Because those opportunities were given to him.”

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Killer Mike

It wasn’t long before their debate became the ninth hottest topic at the time of the show. DJ Envy shared a screenshot the trending top list on his Instagram Story (see above).

Killer Mike

Despite the heated exchange, DJ Envy and Killer Mike insist there’s no love lost between them. Both commented on their conversation on the ‘gram:

“@djenvy Intellectual Sparring….. @killermike

@killermike No matter how we fight i love and Respect my light skin friend @djenvy! Catch me @cthagod @angelayee & my man Envy as we discuss #TriggerWarningWithKillerMike and Public vs Private School. Thank Y’all for having me and Thank God For y’all lit a** show! Catch me now!”
Killer Mike

Charlamagne tha God also chimed in and used this caption on Instagram to promote the interview: “Neither one of these brothers were wrong. Just two different perspectives. I know it sounds hostile but Black men often aggressively and intensely exchange ideas but the foundation of it all is LOVE!”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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