KILLER MIKE HAD A QUICK PHONE INTERVIEW WITH THE STREETZ MORNING TAKEOVER. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Killer Mike has made recent headlines for his stance on Gun Control.
He 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.
While the rapper and activist fervently defended his interview online, he also subsequently posted two videos apologizing for the time of the interview’s release, which, he says, gave the appearance that his comments were directed at the student organizers, including survivors of last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, who planned the march in collaboration with the nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety.
According to Killer Mike, his interview by NRA personality Colion Noir was recorded over a week ago. “That interview was used a week later by NRATV to disparage a very noble campaign that I actually support,” he said. “I’m sorry, guys. 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.” Concluded Killer Mike, “I do support the march and I support black people owning guns. It’s possible to do both.”
Killer Mike called into the Streetz Morning Takeover to clear any misleading headlines about the issue.