Run The Jewels's Killer Mike Defends Gun Ownership In NRATV Interview

The Run The Jewels artist claimed last night it was wrong for the interview to have been used to'disparage the protest organised by the teenage survivors of the Parkland massacre

Killer Mike said he was sorry people on the left and the right made a decision to use him as a "lightning rod", but encouraged youngsters to keep organizing marches.

Killer Mike, one half of the Atlanta duo Run the Jewels, took to Twitter on Sunday to apologize for an NRA interview promoted by the organization on Saturday, the same day as the nationwide March for Our Lives demonstration in support of gun control.

Mike quote retweeted the statement writing, "I am so humbled to be your friend, brother & group member". For those who aren't aware, the NRA cares nothing at all about black people.

The National Rifle Association responded to Saturday's March for Our Lives protests by insisting it was organized by "gun-hating billionaires and Hollywood elites", not the survivors of the February Parkland, Florida high school shooting. I want to say first I'm sorry guys.

Killer Mike has been involved in politics since he broke out onto the music scene in 2012, strongly supporting Bernie Sanders in the last election and using his music to talk about institutionalized racism.

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"I sat with people who I might not always agree with", he said. Mike added that his appearance was meant to focus on gun ownership by black Americans. I don't get why Killer Mike would align himself with them.

He added, "Despite our many differences (and I promise you they are vast and often hotly debated), I've been around the block and I know a good person when I see one".

Since Killer Mike's comments, the likes of his bandmate El-P and rapper Vic Mensa have shared their views.

Mike later said in a statement the interview was meant to support black gun ownership, not be "a weapon" against the marches, which he also supported. "No matter what you believe we all have to listen in a real way". Killer Mike claims that the interview was shot a week before it was aired.

Killer Mike's interview originally ran this weekend, just as thousands of people took to the streets around the country to take part in the March for Our Lives rallies for gun control.

Render has always been an outspoken political activist - he was a prominent Bernie Sanders surrogate during the 2016 election - and said in two videos posted Sunday night that he did the interview with NRA TV a week ago in order to start a conversation about black gun ownership. I endorse gun ownership.

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