Killer Mike responded to some backlash he received for defending gun ownership in an NRA TV, which was published just days before the March for Our Lives protests. Some fans expressed disappointment in the Atlanta rapper, while others blasted him for supporting the organization. "Sorry my interview about 'black gun owners' was used in the wrong way but, hey it’s people having far worse days," he replied to one user.
Mike sat down with gun rights activist Colion Noir to discuss his support of the organization, discouraging the wave of walkouts and national protests that are calling for gun control. "I told my kids on the school walkout: 'I love you but if you walk out that school, walk out my house,'" he said.
The Run the Jewels rapper is known for his political activism. He supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential race and has previously spoken out against racism, mass incarceration, and other issues. He is also a member of the NRA. He explained in the interview that he wants gun violence against children to end but has a different idea on how the country can reach that goal. "I have worked as a tireless advocate of children and disenfranchised women in my community. And I have also worked with gun groups like Georgians Against Gun Violence...if there's a table to be sat at, the gun owner needs to be there, so I try to see the problem from the whole perspective," he said in the interview.
The two also criticized celebrities donating to the movement for ignoring other national problems. “Our biggest celebrities are donating millions to a march while our inner-city schools are in deplorable conditions,” said Noir, to which Mike agreed before adding, "Celebrities are told what to do." Watch the full interview below.