Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike defends gun ownership in new interview with NRA

"In real life, the cops don’t come on time"

Run The Jewels rapper Killer Mike has appeared in a new interview on NRA TV to speak about his views on gun control.

In the interview Mike points out the hypocrisy of left-leaning views on gun control, saying: “You can’t continue to be the lackey. You’re a lackey of the progressive movement, because you’ve never disagreed with the people who tell you what to do.”

The Atlanta rapper reveals that he discouraged his kids from taking part in the walkouts conducted by students in protest of gun violence. He said: “I told my kids on the school walkout: ‘I love you—if you walk out that school, walk out my house…’ We are not a family that jumps on every single thing an ally of ours does, because some stuff we just don’t agree with”.

The two also addressed the role celebrities play in gun control discussions, notably their financial contributions to causes like March For Our Lives, was addressed with Colion Noir: “Our biggest celebrities are donating millions to a march while our inner-city schools are in deplorable conditions”.

Killer Mike concludes the interview by justifying his views on the right to protect yourself in the US: “In real life, the cops don’t come on time. In real life, depending on where you live, you’re not gonna have the time to try to logic your way out of something”.

Watch the full interview with Killer Mike below.

Today (March 24) Paul McCartney attended the anti-gun ‘March For Our Lives’ in remembrance of his former Beatles bandmate, John Lennon.

Survivors from the Parkland school shooting have appeared on the cover of TIME magazine ahead of the March For Our Lives protest.

Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind, Emma González, Cameron Kasky, and David Hogg are featured on the magazine’s front cover, with the cover-line: “Enough.” All were present at the school on the day of the shooting, and have since come together to organise this weekend’s worldwide demonstration calling on lawmakers to help end gun violence and mass shootings in schools.