Rapper 'Killer Mike' faces Twitter firestorm over uterus comment

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Rapper "Killer Mike" is being criticized for his comments about Hillary Clinton at a Bernie Sanders rally. (KTRK)

Rapper "Killer Mike" is taking Twitter flack for what he said about Hillary Clinton Tuesday night at a Bernie Sanders rally.

The entertainer, whose real name is Michael Render, said, "When people tell us, 'Hold on, wait a while' -- and that's what the other Democrat is telling you - 'Hold on Black Lives Matter, just wait a while. Hold on young people in this country, just wait a while.' And then she get good, she have your own momma come to you, your momma sit down and say, 'Well, you're a woman.' But I talked to Jane Elliott a few weeks ago and Jane said, 'Michael, a uterus doesn't qualify you to be president of the United States.' You have to be, you have to have policy that's reflective of social justice. Paying women a fair wage is social justice. Making sure that minorities have jobs is social justice."

The rapper later repeated on Twitter that he was quoting Jane Elliot when he made the uterus comment. Elliot is a feminist and anti-racism activist.

'Killer Mike" also said he's not sexist and he supports other female political leaders.

The rapper's appearance was part of Sanders' latest pitch to young and black voters in Atlanta.

The rapper said the Vermont senator is the only candidate whose social policy lines up with Martin Luther King Jr.'s focus on the poor and minorities. He spoke about accompanying the candidate to the Busy Bee Cafe, a restaurant often visited by civil rights leaders.

Sanders spoke to a crowd of about 4,800, including students from four historically black colleges and universities clustered on the city's southwest side. He called for changes in policing and criminal justice, including more diverse police departments, the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, and accountability for police officers who use deadly force.

At the rally, Sanders said, "We are going to end the horrors of seeing time and time again, on TV, an unarmed African-American shot by an officer."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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