According to Miranda, his high school bully was political rapper and activist Immortal Technique. "He terrorized kids, he threw them in the garbage," Miranda remembers. "I got thrown in the garbage by him." Miranda also recounted the moment when Immortal Technique crossed over into his safe haven as a teen: the theater. "He got a part senior year [in the school play] and I was like, 'Oh my god, I'm in a fucking play with the dude that scares the shit out of all my friends," Miranda told Maron.
However, Miranda said he's happy for the success that Immortal Technique, real name Felipe Andres Coronel, has found in his rap career. "He's one of the most political, ideological [rappers], he really made an incredible life for himself as a rapper," he said. "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 Lin-Manuel Miranda appearance on Maron's WTF podcast here; Miranda discusses his being bullied by Immortal Technique around the 39-minute mark.
A representative for Immortal Technique was not immediately available for comment.