But by Sunday evening, following an online outcry from fans and gun control advocates, Killer Mike issued an apology for his appearance on the show and said the NRA misused it "as a weapon" against Saturday's marches. "That interview was used a week later by NRATV to disparage a very noble campaign that I actually support", he said.
"It was unfair to you and it was wrong".
He said he supports both the march and the ownership of guns by black people. Gaskill's story was contrasted with that of deputy Scot Peterson in the Florida shooting, who was also armed but failed to pursue suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz as he went on a rampage that killed 17 people. He wrote that he was "personally incredibly inspired and blown away by the bravery and emotion" of the youth protestors and added that they "have an ally and friend in me".
Although most progressive black folks didn't have issue with the concept of black gun ownership, that Mike went on NRATV, an organization that has always been accused of racism and anti-black rhetoric, was confounding for most.
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".
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Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande performed at the march in Washington, which is thought to have been attended by more than 800,000 people.
After praising the students of Parkland, Fla. and the students who participated in the 2018 March for Our Lives, El-P praised Killer Mike as a good person, who he would never turn his back on just due to their differences.
In the same video, Noir, who is African-American, made some weird claims about race and gun rights.
Killer Mike's "Run the Jewels" partner El-P also came against the NRA, responding to Noir's highly controversial comments, which indicated that no one would know the name of the protesting Parkland students if their classmates had not died in a mass shooting on February 14.
"I was disappointed Killer Mike sat down with NRA TV but he is reminding us here why he's awesome and broadly respected", another person said.
"I think CNN & Fox are view point propaganda machines", he tweeted.