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Killer Mike Apologizes For Timing Of Gun Control Interview With NRA

27 March, 2018, 03:44 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
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He lamented that the "interview was used a week later by NRATV to disparage a very noble campaign that I actually support", saying that he "respects the leadership" of the March For Our Lives youth activists.

In the NRA video, Killer Mike told left-leaning individuals, who are in favor of gun control: "You can't continue to be the lackey".

Mike said he did the interview to talk about the nuances regarding gun ownership for black people and gun ownership for others.

Since the release of his 2012 breakout solo album R.A.P. Music - for which Meline produced the majority of beats, the beginning of their successful collaboration - Killer Mike has become known for his political engagement, including vociferous support of Bernie Sanders in the last presidential election and fairly nuanced dissections of institutionalized racism in his work.

"There was something that the woman who is the NRA spokesperson [Dana Loesch] said and everybody just kinda lost it..."

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.


"From where I'm standing, it looks like a march to burn the Constitution and rewrite the parts that they don't like in crayon", Noir said. Mike added that his appearance was meant to focus on gun ownership by black Americans. However, the NRA may not be the platform to use. "Ask the family of Philando Castille".

Now, El-P has defended Mike for the first time and admitted their differences were an integral part of their friendship. "They want us to forget".

Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here. Noir and others have said Gaskill's intervention illustrates that the solution to school gun violence is more "good guys with guns". "That's my take on it".

In the Twitter videos where he issued that apology, Mike said that he supports the march and calls himself an "ally" of the kids who planned it, but he also affirmed his stance that it's important for black people to own guns.

Rapper Killer Mike is facing both backlash and praise after defending gun ownership, particularly among black Americans, in an NRA TV video.

In the same video, Noir, who is African-American, made some freakish claims about race and gun rights. "N$3 ot when I know their heart and know for a fact that they care more and try harder to help people on a daily basis than most do in a lifetime".

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