Killer Mike has publicly apologized for comments he made in an interview with NRATV. In the video originally published March 22, the Run the Jewels rapper sat down with host and gun rights activist Colion Noir to voice his support of gun ownership, which immediately caused a stir on social media. He also mentions that he discouraged his children from participating in the mass walkouts conducted by students in protest of gun violence.
Now, he’s taken to Twitter to apologize for the interview, which surfaced just before this weekend’s March for Our Lives rally, organized by high school students across the United States.
“That interview was used a week later by NRATV to disparage a very noble campaign that I actually support,” Mike said. He specifically addressed the young people that organized the rally, apologizing to them. “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. That was unfair to you and it was wrong, and it disparaged some very noble work you’re doing.” Mike ended the series of clips by encouraging them to keep organizing. “Plot, plan, strategize, organize, and mobilize,” he said. Check out both videos below.
Revisit the original interview below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
In related news, Kanye West, Vic Mensa, Kendall Jenner, and more attended the “March for Our Lives” rally. Read more about it right here.
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