Jimmy McMillan Is Fighting Eviction from His Low Rent Apartment

Jeff Neumann · 08/05/11 05:23AM

Occasional Tea Party pitchman Jimmy McMillan, otherwise known as the "Rent Is Too Damn High" guy, is now battling his landlord over the rent on his St. Marks Place apartment, for which he pays $872.96 per month. McMillan told the Post he's had the place since 1977, and that his rent back then was around $275. "Maybe the landlord doesn't know, but he can't bulldog me because I know the law," he told the paper. His landlord is apparently arguing that the St. Marks Place apartment is not McMillan's primary residence because he keeps an apartment in Brooklyn that doubles as his party HQ. McMillan says that his landlord just wants to get more money from a new tenant (!!!). Good luck with all that, and welcome to the real world, Jimmy.

Jimmy McMillan Has Been Co-opted by the Tea Party

Jim Newell · 05/13/11 03:43PM

Former New York gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan, who became a national sensation after saying "the rent is too damn high" many times in one debate last year, has concocted a clever self-marketing strategy. He takes his famous "the ___ is too damn high" formulation and fills the blank with whatever corporations pay him to fill it with.

Listen to Jimmy McMillan's "Rent Is Too Damn High" Rap Song

Chrystina Orlando · 10/19/10 10:45AM

Former Vietnam Veteran and "Rent Is Too Damn High Party" representative Jimmy McMillan sure knows how to bring the party. In more ways than one. Listen to his political rap songs to see hear political platform... and some sweet jams.