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Killer Mike issues apology for NRA TV interview regarding gun ownership

“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.”

March 26, 2018
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Killer Mike's recent interview about gun ownership on NRA TV sparked a wave of debate on social media over the weekend. The Run The Jewels rapper's stance on defending gun ownership came as a surprise to many as he also said in the interview that he wasn't really for his kids participating in the national school walkout that took place on March 14.

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Mike officially issued an apology last night via Twitter, dropping two videos in an attempt to clarify his words. The Atlanta-born rapper said that he was sorry that his interview was taken and used as a weapon against the youth who organized the movement. Mike explained that the interview was conducted a week before it was coincidentally released around the same time as the March For Our Lives.

"That interview was used a week later by NRATV to disparage a very noble campaign that I actually support,” he said, "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."

Check out both videos below.

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