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Rapper sorry for NRA interview criticizing gun protests: I support march, black people owning guns

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Rapper Killer Mike has apologized for an interview he gave on NRATV, saying that the gun organization turned the interview around and used it as a weapon to criticize the March for Our Lives.

What did he say in the interview?

The rapper, whose real name is Michael Render, spoke with NRATV's Colion Noir for an interview that received much attention over the weekend.

During the interview, Render — who said that he's very pro-Second Amendment — said that some gun-control-advocating progressives would "progress us right into slavery."

"Slavery exists according to the 13th Amendment," Render explained, and noted that those bent on doing away with the Second Amendment aren't terribly concerned with the 13th Amendment.

Render also turned his sights toward the National School Walkout Day and indicated that he had a problem with the protest.

"I told my kids on the school walkout, 'I love you, [but] if you walk out that school, walk out my house,'" he said.

Render also said that he agreed with NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch's comments that white mothers' tears were "ratings gold" for legacy media, who love mass killings for those ratings.

Render received heavy backlash as a result of his comments.

What's he saying now?

Render shared two videos on Sunday, clarifying his remarks — which he said were used as a weapon against the weekend's gun control marches — to Noir during the interview.

In his videos, Render said that he does support the gun control movement sparked by the Parkland, Florida, teens.

"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," he explained. "That was unfair to you and it was wrong, and it disparaged some very noble work you're doing."

He also encouraged the young people of America to continue soldiering on for their cause.

"My interview with said organization who we all don't agree with was supposed to be something that continued the conversation and that conversation is about African-American gun ownership," Render added. "I do support the march and I support black people owning guns. It's possible to do both."

See his videos below.

Anything else?

Render made an appearance on "The Tavis Smiley Show" in 2017 in which he encouraged black men to sign up for a membership with the NRA.

He also revealed that he, too, is a member.

"I think that 1 million black men should go online and just get a year's membership, and see how you like it," he said at the time.

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