The NRA video dropped on the same day as March For Our Lives, the student activist-led rallies demanding gun control and reform in the wake of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
"That interview was filmed a week earlier to disparage a very noble campaign which I actually support", he said. "That was unfair to you and it was wrong, and it disparaged some very noble work you're doing". "I did an interview about black gun ownership in this era", Mike said in his statement. "It's possible to do both", the rapper added.
Some fans of Killer Mike were disappointed by his views following the original NRATV interview, which he says was recorded a week before it was shared.
The protest also featured students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the site of the deadly February 14 shooting, who have become catalysts for the gun-control movement and outspoken NRA critics. "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.
Killer Mike took to social media over the weekend to clarify his position on gun ownership and the #MarchForOurLives movement.
Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, was a prominent supporter of Sen. He defended Mike passionately: "we know this guy. he fucking cares. its what sets him apart in his music and in his life. he stands up when others can't or wont. he tries when others don't".
Killer Mike also said he didn't agree with the anti-gun protests or the need for stricter gun laws.
"All those people [who] made up that march, I am a friend and advocate to you all", Bender said in the first of two short videos.
March for Our Lives was organized by the students to inform politicians that they would make themselves heard on these issues relating to gun violence.
The NRATV video came as a rebuttal to the March for Our Lives, a star-studded gun-control rally held Saturday that drew a crowd of about 200,000 at the main event in Washington, D.C., according to Digital Design & Imaging Service for CBS News.
"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. "They're told what to do", he said.
While others think he should've known what he was getting himself into.