Baltimore rapper Son of Nun confronts Rep. Steve King over 'subgroup' comments

Baltimore rapper Son of Nun confronts Rep. Steve King over 'subgroup' comments
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Local rapper Son of Nun is out in Cleveland for the RNC, performing with Prophets of Rage and Baltimore riot folk artist Ryan Harvey. Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello and Harvey started the label, Firebrand Records, on which Son of Nun is signed, so it's like one big Trump-protesting family.

As luck would have it, Son of Nun tweeted that he ran into Rep. Steve Kinghe of white people have made more contributions to civilzation than any other "subgroup" fame. Several hours after that, the rapper posted a video on Facebook of his run-in with King in which he calls out those comments. Watch it here.


The audio's a bit hard to hear initially, but it starts with Son of Nun approaching King and saying, "People of color founded civilization and Algebra and your God. You know that, right?"

"Hey, I do know a fair amount about history," King replies. "And I think what you're reading is not what I said."

"It's exactly what you said," Son of Nun says.

King tries to wiggle out of the conversation as Son of Nun tells someone off camera about King's remarks. The Iowa congressman takes objection to being filmed with a camera and offers to set-up a formal interview.

"I don't want an interview. I just wanted to tell you that black people have made large contributions to history," Son of Nun says.

A flustered King: "We're done, and we can have another way of handling this, but not the way you've..."

"I feel like we've just handled it," the rapper replies.

He then turns to the camera and says, "Fuck that dude, yo" before walking away.

In a huge bit of irony, Son of Nun's tweet with the video claims the whole thing went down in a soul food restaurant.

Though King seemed to be backing off his remarks a bit, he had no problem doubling down on them in an interview with The Washington Post last night.

"The idea of multiculturalism, that every culture is equal—that's not objectively true," King said. "We've been fed that information for the past 25 years, and we're not going to become a greater nation if we continue to do that."