Killer Mike defends NRA membership as #BlackTwitter comes after him

March for Our Lives means time is up for Congress to act on guns

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

"That interview was filmed a week earlier to disparage a very noble campaign which I actually support", he said. "That was unfair to you and that was wrong".

Killer Mike has since apologised, saying, "Sorry my interview about "black gun owners" was used in the wrong way but, hey it's people having far worse days. It's possible to do both", the rapper added.

Others also reacted to the apology, with some remaining sympathetic and others blasting Mike for speaking to the NRA to begin with.

The pro-gun host also said the media would not have covered the students' stories if an armed guard had done their job during the shooting at Parkland, Florida, high school. Because from where I'm standing, it looks like a march to burn the Constitution and rewrite the parts you don't like in crayon.

The rapper and social activist - whose real name is Michael Bender - posted two videos on Twitter Sunday in response to critics who took issue with a seven-minute NRATV segment in which he advocated gun ownership as a method of self-defense.

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During the interview, Killer Mike argued that the mainstream progressive movement doesn't always support issues that impact black communities specifically.

"I do support the march and I support Black people owning guns", he says. "You've got artists and entertainers from around the country", Mr. Dixie said. "But 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", said the rapper.

Students including Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and Samantha Fuentes have used their voices to target the NRA and other organizations who stand in the way of gun legislation. It should never have been used in contrast to your march.

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

As part of the popular hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, Mike's lyrics often call out institutional collusion, corporate thievery and the manipulation of American people by big businesses.

But they've also increasingly become targets: Their most prominent critics are people who see them less as survivors of a tragedy and more as pawns in a larger effort to influence gun policy.

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