Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty took some time out to speak with CNN on the current election, who he’s voting for, and how Lil B caused him to start paying more attention to politics.
Yachty wasted no time speaking on Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
“Vote for Sanders, okay? We gonna keep it positive,” Lil Yachty said. “I’m not negative. Right now I’m rooting for Bernie Sanders. It’s just not because he was with the Civil Rights Movement, but just everything he stands for.”
When asked what gravitated the rapper towards Sanders, Yachty revealed it was actually Lil B who encouraged him to research Bernie.
“I heard about Bernie Sanders through Lil B cause Lil B was supporting so much, and it made me check him out…A lot of my fans tell me all the time, they don’t feel like their voice matters,” he said. “I think people just following the masses. And I don’t think they even really know what each side holds. By next election hopefully I’ll have such–not power, but I’ll be on a level where I can step out and talk about it. And I wanna say it’s important that you vote. Just to get out there. Everybody’s voice matters…At least take the time to do some homework on what’s going on.”
Peep the whole CNN interview below: