Killer Mike Apologizes For NRA Interview In New Video
By Isha Thorpe
March 26, 2018
Killer Mike received a lot of backlash this past weekend for an interview he took part in for NRA TV.
The March For Our Lives protest took place in Washington, D.C. where hundreds of thousands of young people raised their voices against gun violence and the school shootings that have taken place over the years, while they said that the government has done little to help. On this same day, NRA TV published Mike's interview where he was talking about being a gun owner and how he disagrees with school walkouts that took place on Wednesday, March 14, which were in protest to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. However, the rapper claims that the interview being used against March For Our Lives was not the plan.
"I told my kids on the school walkout, 'I love you, [but] if you walk out that school, walk out my house,'" he said in the interview. "We are a gun-owning family, we are a family that my sister farms, we are a family where we'll fish and hunt, but we are not a family that jumps on every single thing that an ally of ours does because some stuff we just don't agree with." See the sit down below.
"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.” -@KillerMike #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/Gx8JLntmZ8— NRATV (@NRATV) March 24, 2018
Many people criticized the rapper's words, which is why he later went on social media to apologize for the video. “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. "That was unfair to you and it was wrong, and it disparaged some very noble work you're doing." See the entire apology below.
Photo: Getty Images