Killer Mike has never been shy about going against the grain as exemplified in ten voicing political views that oppose that his contemporaries, and most recently, the Run The Jewels emcee has been particularly vocal about his support gun ownership and the NRA in the United States amid rising debate about gun control legislation in the country.
Now, it a new interview, published by the NRA, the rapper sat down with NRATV host and gun rights activist Colion Noir to continue to promote his viewpoint, adding further justification to his opinion.
“You can’t continue to be the lackey,” he said at one point, pointing to activists who support anti-gun views. “You’re a lackey the progressive movement, because you’ve never disagreed with the people who tell you what to do.”
Further on in the discussion he made the revelation that he actually discouraged his own children from participating in the national school walkouts that took place across the country in the wake the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida.
“I told my kids on the school walkout: ‘I love you—if you walk out that school, walk out my house,’…] We are not a family that jumps on every single thing an ally ours does, because some stuff we just don’t agree with,” he explained.
He went to further explain that his views come from a point--view self-sufficiency, saying that “in real life, the cops don’t come on time. In real life, depending on where you live, you’re not gonna have the time to try to logic your way out something.”
Naturally, Killer Mike received a great deal backlash and he decided to hop on social media to respond and further expound on his point, clarifying that his words were directed toward African-Americans and gun ownership.
“Voicing an opinion telling African Americans To own and train with fire arms in a country that allows public servants to kill them is stupid now... ok,” he penned in a tweet. “My point remains ‘Black People Own and train with ya fire arm becuz i don’t trust this country’.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Voicing an opinion telling African Americans To own and train with fire arms in a country that allows public servants to kill them is stupid now... ok ?? <a href="https://t.co/aoTqfYrLxm">https://t.co/aoTqfYrLxm</a></p>— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) <a href="https://twitter.com/KillerMike/status/977675776517705728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 24, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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