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.
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