Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Rapper Killer Mike apologizes for NRA video

March for Our Lives means time is up for Congress to act on guns Getty Images
Cecil Davis | 27 March, 2018, 03:44

Mike explained that the interview was conducted a week before it was coincidentally released around the same time as the March For Our Lives.

The interview was shared at a time meant to "disparage a very noble campaign", he says.

"I support the march and I support black people owning guns". "It's possible to do both", he said.

Some fans of Killer Mike were disappointed by his views following the original NRATV interview, which he says was recorded a week before it was shared. On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz committed the mass shooting in his former school and killed 17 people. He wrote that he was "personally incredibly inspired and blown away by the bravery and emotion" of the youth protestors and added that they "have an ally and friend in me".

What did Killer Mike say about gun ownership and the NRA? The rapper, who publicly and vocally supported Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign, also condemned those, including celebrities, who have joined the anti-gun movement simply because it aligns with the progressive agenda.

Killer Mike said he agreed to be interviewed by the NRA because he wanted to follow Martin Luther King Jr.'s playbook and sit "with people who I might not always agree with" to further the national conversation about black gun ownership.

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"Not when I know their heart and know for a fact that they care more and try harder to help other people on a daily basis than most do in a lifetime".

He continued to apologize: "It should never have been used in contrast to your march, and I think it's wrong".

In the same video, Noir, who is African-American, made some freaky claims about race and gun rights.

Killer Mike's Run the Jewels partner El-P has now addressed Mike's statements, as Pitchfork points out.

In his video, Render said his interview was misinterpreted and actually praises students for taking initiative and peacefully supporting their right to protest gun violence.

While mentioning his gun-owning family doesn't support everything their allies do, he spoke on what he told his kids surrounding the school walkouts following the deadly Parkland, Fla., school shooting last month, saying "I love you, if you walk out that school, walk out of my house". "He wouldn't turn his on me or you. and yet he's a person. he stumbles and he makes bad decisions sometimes and he doesn't always get his messages across or even protect himself and I wanna fuckin' strangle him cause its so stressful to watch when it could have been avoided".