Atlanta residents are wondering what the new mayor is thinking after she tapped two popular area rappers to be part of her transition team.
Rappers Killer Mike, left, and T.I. Harris, right, campaigned energetically for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, 47, who returned the favor by naming both rappers to her transition team.
Both rappers are registered Democrats who use their music and social media platforms to drive their political agendas.
"I am grateful to announce this 38-strong transition team," Mayor Lance Bottoms announced during a recent press conference in Atlanta. "It represents a tremendous amount of diversity and depth, and really the best and the brightest in the city of Atlanta."
"Run the Jewels" star Killer Mike, 42, shared his excitement about his new role via Instagram over the weekend, writing:
"Remember all those ig [Instagram] 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, (T.I.) & our New Mayor Make Atlanta a city where all it's citizens can do the same no matter fame or status."
Other members of Bottoms' transition team include UPS boss David Abney and Delta Airlines chief Edward Bastian.
Lance Bottoms is the 2nd female of color to be elected mayor of Atlanta.