Rapper tells gun-grabbers: ‘you’re not woke,’ and ‘you’re going to progress us into slavery,’ but then he recants

Picking a fight with the left-wing thought police isn’t a task everyone’s up to.

Rapper Killer Mike stunned Americans with an unabashed pro-Second Amendment interview for NRATV last week in which he called gun control advocates “lack[ies] of the progressive movement,” but ultimately issued an apology and declared support for Saturday’s March For Our Lives rally after receiving backlash.

“We’re raising a generation of kids where everyone gets’ a trophy. But in real life, everyone doesn’t get a trophy,” Killer Mike, real name Michael Render, told NRATV’s Colion Noir. “In real life, the cops don’t come on time.”

The artist said he instructed his children not to participate in the March 14 national school Walkout Day in support of stricter gun laws, telling them “I love you, but if you walk out that school, walk out my house.”

Rapper Killer Mike, left, talks gun rights with NRATV host Colion Noir. (Photo: Screen Capture).

“You can’t continue to be the lackey,” he added. “You’re a lackey of the progressive movement because you have never disagreed with the people who tell you what to do.”

Render, a political progressive who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) candidacy but refused to endorse Hillary Clinton, disagreed that gun control is a progressive cause.

“[They are] going to progress us into slavery,” he said of gun control activists.

El-P, left, and Killer Mike. . (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP).

In an apparent jab at the celebrities–including Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, and Steven Spielberg–who gave major financial donations to March For Our Lives, Render argued: “Celebrities often don’t know what to do. They’re told what to do.”

The interview was received negatively by many of Render’s fans.

In response, Render issued a two-part video apology on Twitter, in which he claimed the “interview was used a week later by NRATV to disparage a very noble campaign that I actually support.”

“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,” Render said, directing his remarks to student gun control activists. “That was unfair to you and it was wrong, and it disparaged some very noble work you’re doing.”

Render’s bandmate, Jaime Meline, known by the stage name EL-P, defended his friend on Twitter while noting their differing views on guns.

https://twitter.com/therealelp/status/978120723548995584

“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,” Meline, a staunch gun control advocate, wrote.

The incident sparked responses from observers who believed Render should not have walked back on his interview comments.

Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel is a South Florida-based writer covering politics, society, and culture.
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