Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'Hamilton' Says Immortal Technique Bullied Him in High School

Because a dance with the devil might last you forever.

By
Entertainment
5,729 Hypes 0 Comments

Lin-Manuel Miranda has been on a successful streak since the debut of his critically-acclaimed Broadway smash, Hamilton. Turns out, his life hasn’t always been this smooth. Recently, in an interview with the WTF podcast, Miranda revealed that he was bullied by socio-political rapper Immortal Technique back in high school. Miranda shares: “He was our school bully. He terrorized kids, he threw them in the garbage. I got thrown in the garbage by him. He got a part senior year [in the school play] and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m in a f*cking play with the dude that scares the sh*t out of all my friends.”

Immortal Technique went on to become a revered underground rapper, and Miranda applauds him for his success: “He’s one of the most political, ideological [MCs]. He really made an incredible life for himself as a rapper. He was a really angry kid and it’s been wonderful to watch him grow up and find a political outlet for that anger.”

Listen to the interview here; hit the 39-minute mark to listen to Miranda address his high school days with Immortal Technique. The rapper is now prepping for his forthcoming, severely-delayed album The Middle Passage.

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

1049 Users Online

What to Read Next

Check out Billionaire Boys Club's 2016 Fall/Winter Collection
Fashion

Check out Billionaire Boys Club's 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

Seasonal offerings from Skateboard P.

This Cup Noodles Ad Is as Random as It Is Brilliant
Entertainment

This Cup Noodles Ad Is as Random as It Is Brilliant

Who knew you could do so much in samurai armor?

In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of 'Space Jam,' Take a Look Back at This ESPN Docucomedy
Sports

In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of 'Space Jam,' Take a Look Back at This ESPN Docucomedy

Tuck into ‘30 for 30: A Space Jam Game.’


Snapchat Has Filed for an IPO in Secret
Tech

Snapchat Has Filed for an IPO in Secret

It could raise up to $4 billion USD.

HypePeace's Palace Bootlegs Show Solidarity With Palestine
Fashion

HypePeace's Palace Bootlegs Show Solidarity With Palestine

Streetwear hype receives some political stripes.

Frank Ocean Talks Being in Love, Envy of Anonymity, Past Regrets and Record Sales
Music

Frank Ocean Talks Being in Love, Envy of Anonymity, Past Regrets and Record Sales

Read highlights from his ‘The New York Times’ interview.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.