(AllHipHop News) Atlanta MC Killer Mike has made himself a name as an artist who is very adamant on addressing the social ills in the Black community, and now he’s urging NBA legend and owner of Jordan shoe wear brand Michael Jordan to do the same.
Killer Mike, born Michael Render, isssued an Instagram post and challenge to Jordan to invest his profits from the Jordan brand into a black owned bank.
“We know that with your example other Players will follow.I’m sure Jim Brown, Kareem & Bill Russell will agree. Love ya man. U truly were/are the greatest,” stated Mike in the post encouraging Jordan to invest his money directly into the community.
Jordan made headlines July 25 after the icon donated $1 million a piece to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Institute for Community-Police Relations due to his concerns of growing tension among minority citizens and law enforcement across the nation.
Although the donations were of good intentions they drew much criticism, as many felt that Jordan was riding the fence to keep his image intact as opposed to displaying an interest in the ills of the black community directly.
Taking the initiative to support black owned banks is nothing new to Mike, as the MC recently started an account at Citizen’s Trust Bank in Atlanta, along with Young Thug, Young Dolph, T.I., and others.
Check out Mike’s Instagram post aimed at the legendary, influential Jordan below.