#RunTheJewels rapper #KillerMike is facing some criticism after an interview he did with the #NRA was aired during the #MarchForOurLives rally on Sunday.
“I told my kids on the school walkout, I love you, if you walkout that school, walkout my house…we are not a family that jumps on every single thing an ally of ours does, because some stuff we just don’t agree with,” Mike said in the clip that was shared. He had just explained how our “allies” who are marching for gun rights don’t seem to be putting in work for other important issues such as systematic racism and slavery—which is not even technically abolished!
After receiving backlash over the interview, which Mike says was filmed a week ago, he is apologizing for it being used as a “weapon” against minorities who are in favor of gun ownership. It turns out that he supports the movement and encouraged the kids to continue their work. However, he criticized the NRA for misusing his words and said they were wrong in doing so.
“I’m sorry that an interview I did about a minority, black people in this country, and gun rights was used as a weapon against you guys,” he said in a video posted to Twitter. “That was unfair to you and it was wrong, and it disparaged some very noble work you’re doing.”
He later added, “My interview with said organization who we all don’t agree with was supposed to be something that continued the conversation and that conversation is about African-American gun ownership. I do support the march and I support black people owning guns. It’s possible to do both.”
Check out his apology videos below:
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) March 25, 2018
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