"I'm not saying every conspiracy is true," Killer Mike said in a recent interview with Complex. "But just like a cop will tell you, 'We follow stereotypes because 90 percent of the time, they're true,' if I'm living in a country [where] they've put smallpox in blankets, allowed Black men to carry syphilis through, purposely raped Black farmers of over 30 million acres of land, I kind of think that you'll fuck over anybody."
"When people say, 'Well, the police and the government will never kill regular citizenry,' well, what happened to all of those prisoners in New Orleans?" Killer Mike continued. "No one remembers watching the news in New Orleans, when the prisoners were just standing on the fucking expressway? No one ever realizes that they were never talked about again? No one ever realizes that cops were brought up and investigated for murdering them? No one realizes that people become expendable in those types of times."
After speaking about his distrust of the government, Mike also equated prison to slavery.
"Even Black men being jailed more," Killer Mike said. "Why is 70-80% of the prison population Black and Latino men? Because it's slavery. 'Well, what do you mean?' No, mothafucker. According to the 13th Amendment, slavery is illegal in these United States unless you are property of the state, meaning in prison. So, it would make sense to me, that there is a population of men who are doubly unemployed, who are non-violent drug offenders...Stop & frisk makes fuckin' sense because I know that if I lock more of them up, then more free shit is happening."
Section 1 of the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution states:
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."