Killer Mike's criticism of Joy Ann Reid fell short of the mark, and even backfired completely.
Killer Mike was the recipient of a warm glass of water on Saturday. The ATL rapper has been in the headlines of late for his defence of his controversial gun control views. He had sat down with NRA TV for an interview where he was asked to comment on the significance of the March For Your Lives and other social movements, as well as the 2nd Amendment which he holds close to his heart.
This Saturday, MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid took to Instagram, shouting out her friends at H&M for their participation in a photoshoot. Killer Mike saw a hypocrisy in her endorsement of H&M, a company which had used a "Monkey" image featuring a Black child. Joy Ann Reid had deemed Killer Mike's decision to sit down with the NRA for an interview as "irresponsible."
Killer Mike's response: "So me doing an interview about black gun ownership with the NRA is “bad,” but you promoting a company that tagged a black child a monkey is “good,” “cool, ” and “acceptable”. Ok check . Smh n***as……..♂️"
As it turns out, Killer Mike overshot himself by a wide margin. Joy Ann Reid wasn't referring to the fashion retailer at all. She pointed out that H&M stood for Hair and Makeup, a common abbreviation used in the beauty industry.
This was her response:"H&M” stands for “hair and makeup,” Mike. The two women beside me in this pic did my hair (H) and makeup (M) for a shoot. The blouse I’m wearing is by @norisolferrari and I doubt you can buy it at the retail chain you’re thinking of. (I got it from the designer via a stylist.) And here I was thinking you were an intellectual, and not just the guy who hangs out in the sunken place talking guns with the NRA’s “official black guy” who literally changed his last name to “black."
Killer Mike accepted his defeat with humility. [via]