After Getting Slammed, Killer Mike Backtracks On Doing NRA Interview
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Over the weekend, Killer Mike was the target of a lot of online backlash. The Run The Jewels member caught heat for statements he made during a sit down with the controversial firearm lobbying group the National Rifle Association.
The video interview was posted on the same day as the youth-led, international gun reform march called Fight For Our Lives. Mike's comments from the conversation were used by some conservative media outlets to discredit the young people that organized the rallies.
Killer Mike was also chastised for even speaking with the NRA because some critics view the organization as a supporter of white supremacy. After spending days defending his decision to do the interview, the Atlanta-raised rapper/activist apologized to the Fight For Our Lives attendees and his 307,000 Twitter followers.
"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. It was wrong and disparaged some very noble work you're doing," said Mike. His RTJ comrade El-P released a statement about the situation as well.