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Does Killer Mike deserve the backlash for his NRA interview?

Rapper and activist Killer Mike came under fire after an interview he did with the National Rifle Association ran the same day as the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence. Mike apologized on Twitter and blamed the NRA for posting the interview the day of the march. Allies point out he's always been a strong gun rights advocate. But critics say the NRA is a racist organization, and Mike's disparaging comments about gun violence protesters were unacceptable. Do you support Killer Mike?

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Here's the interview in question.

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For many, the issue wasn't so much gun ownership as it was the fact that he did the interview with the NRA.

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People were angry that Mike claimed, "In Wakanda, everyone has guns." He also criticized anti-bullying campaigns, and seemed to criticize the March For Our Lives protest by saying he'd forbid his childrento participate in it:

 “I told my kids on the school walkout: ‘I love you. If you walk out that school, walk out my house.’ We are a gun-owning family." 
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But the rapper argued on Twitter that talking to the NRA was not an endorsement of the NRA. He also apologized later to the March For Our Lives organizers and said that they protested "for a noble campaign."

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Others said Mike's activism and record of political advocacy speaks for itself, and that he shouldn't be pilloried for speaking his mind about gun rights.

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Critics say the NRA incites and profits from racism, and Killer Mike should never have gone near an organization so hostile to people of color.

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The rapper clarified that he did not know the interview would be posted the same day as the rally, and gave props to the organizers.

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He later apologized for disparaging the anti-gun activists. Some said people need to accept his apology and move on.

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But activist Brittany Packnett said Killer Mike owes an apology to people of color.

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