Killer Mike Apologizes After NRA Backlash

Posted March 27, 2018

"That interview was used a week later to disparage a very noble campaign that I actually support".

The interview was shared at a time meant to "disparage a very noble campaign", he says. "I'm sorry that an interview I did was used as a weapon against you guys. It's possible to do both", the rapper added. "If you walk out that school, walk out my house, '" he said.

Bender said he "took a move" from the book of one of his heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, when sitting down to the do the interview with "people who he might not always agree with".

"There was something that the woman who is the NRA spokesperson [Dana Loesch] said and everybody just kinda lost it..." He continues, writing "i cannot and will not ever turn my back on this man. he wouldn't turn his on me. or you".

Killer Mike (L) and El-P of "Run the Jewels" perform onstage during KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, Dec. 9, 2017. But Bender, as a seasoned activist and youth organizer, said he respected the leadership shown by students across the country during Saturday's march, including some survivors from February's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The video immediately drew criticism on social media. "Because from where I'm standing, it looks like a march to burn the Constitution and rewrite the parts they don't like in crayon", he concluded. In the interview, Mike says that he wants his daughter to get a gun after there was a shooting at her college a year ago. While fans acknowledged his relevant points, they disagreed with Mike's choice to partner with the NRA as a platform for expressing them. "Ask the family of Philando Castille".

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In response, fellow Mike's Run The Jewels member, El-P issued a lengthy statement backing his bandmate while maintaining "we our own men and we speak for ourselves individually".

"Stand and Fight for our Kids' Safety by Joining NRA", it said. "Yet we can lose that many kids in a weekend, two weekends in the inner-city on a regular basis, and nobody really has that kind of effort going toward stopping it".

Others were more critical of the fact that he chose to air his views through the NRA. "That's my take on it". While much can be said about their respective musical prowess, today, Mike's politically motivated activism is at the forefront.

In the video, Mike talks about what it means to be a black gun owner and why he is encouraging his daughter to learn how to use a gun.

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