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The usually outspoken Killer Mike had fans shook earlier this week when he tweeted that Bill Maher‘s comment about being a “house ni****” was  “pretty f***ing funny.”

After catching flack from fans who look to him to be their mouthpiece against racial injustice, the Atlanta native took to TMZ to clear the air. He told the site that he agrees Bill shouldn’t lose his job over his controversial joke and that he’s a firm believer in Maher’s First Amendment rights. However, he also says that things would’ve played out much differently if he had been sitting across from Bill, instead of Sen. Ben Sasse. He said “I would have punched Bill in his stomach and said you sound stupid. And we would have smoked a joint after.”

Mike added, “If you people want to start protesting him, do what you want to do. But as for me, I’m not going to limit entertainers and what they can say. ‘Cause when you start  doing that, you’re painting yourself in a corner and you’re gonna make sure your first amendment rights are gonna one day be out the door. And we really are going to live in a fascist country.”

Although the rapper caught major heat for not slamming his friend, it’s good to know that Killer Mike would choose peace over problems. Do you agree with him?

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