Killer Mike and T.I. Join New Atlanta Mayor’s Transition Team

The two rappers will advise Keisha Lance Bottoms on her first-term agenda and her Administration's recruitment.
January 13, 2018, 11:15am
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Keisha Lance Bottoms, the recently elected Mayor of Atlanta, has announced her transition team, and local rappers Killer Mike and T.I. are both included. The 38-person team—which also includes CEOs, religious leaders, and educators—will be tasked with advising Mayor Bottoms as she finalizes her first-term agenda and appoints cabinet members.

“I am grateful to announce this 38-strong transition team,” Bottoms said at a press conference Friday. “It represents a tremendous amount of diversity and depth, and really the best and the brightest in the city of Atlanta.”

On Instagram Friday night, Killer Mike wrote on Instagram that he and T.I. would work alongside Bottoms to make Atlanta a more equitable place. “Remember all those ‘ig haters saying what they wish rappers and athletes wud do with their time, Money and resources’. Well now that it’s happening u can STFU complaining and get active locally to help me, @troubleman31 & our New Mayor Make Atlanta a city where all its citizens can do the same no matter fame or status.”

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