Thursday, October 6, 2022

After Backlash Killer Mike Apologizes for NRA Video – WATCH

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*We already told you about Killer Mike posting a video basically endorsing the NRA and encouraging blacks to join the organization. We also outlined the “incoming” he received as a result of it.

Well, in the wake of tht “incoming” reaction which apparently was a little too hot for him, Killer Mike posted two videos Sunday apologizing for the video interview he did.

The rapper, who was born Michael Render, and is a political and social activist, said the interview had been shot a week before.

In the NRA video, he also criticized National School Walkout Day — in which students left classes to pay tribute to the 17 people killed at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a month earlier and to demand stricter gun control laws.

Killer Mike said in the video he posted on social media Sunday that he supports the youth-driven gun control movement.

“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.”

The rapper said in the NRA video that he has worked with groups from both sides of the gun control issue and “tries to see a problem from the whole perspective.”

“I told my kids on the school walkout, ‘I love you, [but] if you walk out that school, walk out my house,'” he said.

“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.”

As we reported, the video immediately brought him backlash.

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In his follow-up apology, the rapper/activist encouraged the student activists to continue their work and said he was sorry his video had been used to disparage the march.

“My interview with said organization who we all don’t agree with was supposed to be something that continued the conversation and that conversation is about African-American gun ownership,” he said. “I do support the march and I support black people owning guns. It’s possible to do both.”

Killer Mike also received a word of caution from MSNBC newscaster Joy Reid about his association with the NRA.

“Respectfully, Mike, NRA TV is not the equivalent of MSNBC, or CNN, or CBS, etc. It’s not a news network. It’s a video outlet for the NRA, designed to push their propaganda, and it’s propaganda that is demonstrably hostile to people who look like you and me.”

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