Mike later apologized for the video and for it being posted the same day as the March For Our Lives rally, saying "That interview was used a week later by NRATV to disparage a very noble campaign that I actually support", and adding, "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".
See El-P's full statement, Killer Mike's NRA interview, and Killer Mike's apology videos, below.
He also talked about Dana Loesch, the spokesperson of the NRA, who recently said that the tears of white mothers are like ratings for television. "To the young people that worked tirelessly to organize, I'm sorry adults chose to do this".
Killer Mike also received a word of caution from MSNBC newscaster Joy Reid about his association with the NRA.
Bender said he "took a move" from the book of one of his heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, when sitting down to the do the interview with "people who he might not always agree with". The thing that angers me about the leadership of the NRA is their total disregard for what most Americans are asking for in the world of gun control.
Killer Mike's partner in the duo Run The Jewels, El-P (otherwise known as Jaime Meline), initially commented on the NRA's stance against the marches, tweeting "they didn't want to be known, they wanted to be kids".
Mike, a longtime advocate of black gun ownership, has since apologized for the way that the NRA timed the release of that interview, using it against this weekend's March For Our Lives protests. "It's possible to do both".
NRATV opens the video with host Colion Noir asking a rhetorical question to protesters: "What are you really marching for?"
Twitter user Mike Ziemer had a little different take, he said, "There is a very intelligent conversation that needs to be had to improve our country, but that conversation needs to take into account all view points. Because from where I'm standing, it looks like a march to burn the Constitution and rewrite the parts you don't like in crayon", he says. And I know we need Mike out there trying, like he always has.
Spawned from the brilliant minds of Killer Mike and El-P, the duo have delivered a trilogy of excellent albums, with the fourth chapter now in development. We are a gun-owning family.