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.

DiGenova will not join Trump's legal team
Writing on Twitter on Sunday, Trump denounced any suggestion that he was struggling to attract top legal talent as "fake news ". Corallo told Reuters on Friday that he had signed a waiver of potential conflicts last week.

Britain's European Union partners agree guidelines for post-Brexit ties
Progress on a draft withdrawal agreement unveiled earlier in the week was also welcomed by the 27. Britain was infuriated, saying that it infringed on its sovereignty over "the Rock".

China 0-6 Wales: Gareth Bale Breaks Scoring Record in Friendly
Latching onto a pass from Bale , the youngster cut inside onto his deadly left foot and sent the ball sailing into the far corner. Bale fired Wales ahead at the Guanxi Sports Center within two minutes and had added his second before the first quarter was up.

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.

Related News:

  • Toys 'R' Us liquidation sales kick off with last minute bargains

    Toys 'R' Us liquidation sales kick off with last minute bargains

    Any sales at stores not among those locations are tied to the company's plans to liquidate its United States business. Liquidation sales were originally supposed to start earlier in the week, but were pushed to Friday.
    Moses penalty in Poland ensures Nigeria keep up winning ways

    Moses penalty in Poland ensures Nigeria keep up winning ways

    But in the eighth minute, the woodwork denied the hosts a lead after Lewandowski connected to a teasing Rafal Kurzawa low cross. Nigeria will hope to continue with their positive World Cup preparations when they face Serbia at the Hive Stadium on March 27.
    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over Libyan financing

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over Libyan financing

    In addition, the alleged payments would violate French rules against foreign financing and declaring the source of campaign funds. The allegations first emerged after he spearheaded an worldwide military campaign to topple the Libyan regime in 2011.
  • Harry and Meghan's royal baby plans

    Harry and Meghan's royal baby plans

    The bride-to-be joined fiancé Prince Harry for a tour of the campus of Northern Ireland's next-generation science park on Friday, March 23.
    President Trump Says He's Signed $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill

    President Trump Says He's Signed $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill

    Trump also complained the bill does not fully fund "the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense". But the result has been unimaginable to many Republicans after campaigning on spending restraints and balanced budgets.
    County has winter storm watch

    County has winter storm watch

    Central Maine Power and Emera Maine, the two major power providers in the state, hand only a handful of outages Thursday. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
  • Pflugerville Fire Dept. releases statement about call to Austin bomber's house

    Pflugerville Fire Dept. releases statement about call to Austin bomber's house

    Conditt killed himself about six hours later by detonating one of his own bombs while sitting in his auto , investigators said . Mark Roessler, 57, lives across the street from where Conditt moved in previous year , a mile from his parents.
    Russian Federation  probe: Top Trump lawyer quits as Mueller presses White House

    Russian Federation probe: Top Trump lawyer quits as Mueller presses White House

    Mr DiGenova's hiring suggested that Mr Trump may pursue a more confrontational approach. "They are doing a great job", Trump said. Dowd had urged Trump to cooperate with Mueller and resist attacking him on Twitter , but Trump apparently did not listen to him.
    Check your smoke alarm before it's too late

    Check your smoke alarm before it's too late

    There has been one report from a consumer who identified the yellow protective cap before installing the smoke alarm. The recall covers two models of alarms that have date codes from September 10th of 2016 through October 13th of 2017.
  • With Deadline Looming, Trump Threatens to Veto Spending Bill

    With Deadline Looming, Trump Threatens to Veto Spending Bill

    Trump "needs to drop his wildly reckless veto threats " and sign the bill , Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal said . President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City.
    Fatal Uber Self-Driving Crash Video Reveals More Details

    Fatal Uber Self-Driving Crash Video Reveals More Details

    The video shows the vehicle traveling in the right-hand lane of a divided four-lane roadway. She keeps looking down at something for several seconds in the moments before the crash .
    Trump to sign $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

    Trump to sign $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

    In a last-minute addition, it added funds to include the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for gun sales. Both parties touted $4.6 billion in total funding to fight the nation's opioid addiction epidemic, a $3 billion increase.

Most liked

Yemen: Thousands Protest 3 Years of West-backed Saudi War
The conflict has caused the worst cholera outbreak in modern history, with over 1 million reported cases. Another strike on December 19 targeted Riyadh's Yamamah palace, the official residence of King Salman.

Rahul Gandhi Technologically Illiterate: BJP
Information on broadcasting minister Smriti Irani plainly asked Rahul Gandhi why? "Ye kya Rahul Gandhiji". When you sign up for our official App, I give all your data to my friends in Singapore .

Pulse gunman's father was an FBI Informer, widow's lawyer says
Omar Mateen, 29, claimed allegiance to a member of the Islamic State militant group and was killed by police after the rampage. Seddique Mateen was on the prosecution's witness list, but was not called to testify in the trial.

Zuckerberg says 'sorry' - in newspaper ads
The Trump campaign paid the firm $6 million during the 2016 election, although it has since distanced itself from Cambridge. Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, disclosed an advisory role with Cambridge Analytica last August.

Pacific Rim Uprising Unseats Black Panther At #1
Scott Eastwood , Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, and Day also star. That's significantly lower than initial tracking estimates between $13 million to $18 million.

District arms teachers with rocks in case of school shooter
A school district in Pennsylvania plans to arm students with buckets of rocks to deter possible school shooters. He first spoke about the rock buckets in testimony at the Pennsylvania state house in Harrisburg last week.

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner breaks pitching hand after getting hit by liner
No timetable has been set, but some estimates are expecting it'll be six to eight weeks. There's nothing we can do but push on".

Siri Bug Lets Strangers Hear Your Messages
According to Mac Magazine , the bug works in iOS 11.2.6 and iOS 11.3 beta as well; Apple has been made aware of the bug. Apple's iPhones and its proprietary iOS mobile software boast of optimum security as compared to Android smartphones.

Fortnite Battle Royale mode took only 2 months to make
Battle Royale is much more popular than the Save the World world, and Epic admitted the user bases were " very lopsided". The two popular Twitch streamers faced off in a quick match of Fortnite soccer with one walking away the clear victor.

Markram stretches South Africa lead beyond 200
Rabada appealed the decision and has been allowed to play at Cape Town . Cummins didn't let that happen with his brilliant burst. He was the top run-scorer in test cricket in 2017.

Toys R Us founder dies as all 100 UK stores to shut
In the 1990s, when Pokemon was hot, children would bring shoeboxes filled with the cards, and they would trade them in the store. After Christmas, Toys "R" Us announced it was closing a few dozen stores, but Sterling was not included in that decision.

Bumped United passenger walks away with $10000 voucher
United couldn't board her because a seat broke on the plane, according to Preiss, and no one volunteered to give up a seat. Passman said her business doesn't allow pets to be sedated before a flight, and pet owners shouldn't do it either.

Ohio Unemployment Falls to 4.5% in February
Gary Johnson's term in office from 1995-2002, the unemployment rate was under 5 percent for two years: 4.9 in 2000 and in 2001. The biggest was a 4,500 increase in government workers, mostly local education workers returning to work after the holidays.

African countries sign pact establishing free trade bloc
Gates told the Nigerian Economic Council that neglecting investment in human capital would limit how much Nigeria can grow. Nigeria is the continent's most populous nation and considered by some metrics to be sub-Saharan Africa's largest economy.

The Elder Scrolls Online Is Free to Play Until March 27
Boasting an entirely new zone filled with 30+ hours of questing, Summerset will provide fans with ample amounts of new content. Visit the Play For Free page to gain access to the game on PS4, Xbox One, through Steam, or directly from Bethesda's site.