This weekend Killer Mike had an interview with the National Rifle Association’s YouTube channel in which he defended the right to bear arms. But this didn’t sit too well with some of the progressive left, who got at him on Twitter. On Sunday, he posted videos to the social platform apologizing for the interview.
In the original interview Mike talked about anti-gun activists and the March For Our Lives demonstration this weekend. In the apology he said he had just sat down with a friend to discuss black gun ownership, but that the NRA isn’t necessarily a group he agrees with. He also said the interview was used by NRATV to throw shade at a noble campaign he actually supports, speaking on the March for Our Lives movement.
Fellow Run The Jewels member El-P also chimed in on the situation. According to SPIN Magazine he said:
“I don’t drop friends from my life just because I disagree with them or how they went about getting a message out, even when it goes wrong,” El-P continued in a second note. “[N]ot when I know their heart and know for a fact that they care more and try harder to help people on a daily basis than most do in a lifetime.” He said that their differences in opinion are “vast and often hotly debated,” but echoed that he “cannot and will not ever turn my back on this man. he wouldn’t turn his back on me. or you.”