Killer Mike and MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid shared what is at least their second conversation on hot button issues Sunday. The festivities began on Instagram, where Reid posted a behind-the-scenes picture from an recent photo shoot.
“And not to be outdone... @glamluxxe and Cynthia, who rocked the H&M for our Elgin Baylor shoot! #AMJoy #GlamSquad,” Reid wrote in her IG caption.
Mike apparently thought Reid meant she was making a reference to sponsoring or wearing H&M, and jumped in her comments to bring up that racist hoodie from earlier this year.
Joy Reid with the perfect clapback to Killer Mike. pic.twitter.com/OjcABLSoIs— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) April 8, 2018
“So me doing an interview about black Gun ownership with the NRA is “bad” but u promoting a company that tagged a Black Child a Monkey is “good, cool, acceptable” Ok. Check. Smh niggas…..” Mike wrote.
Reid and Mike essentially agreed to disagree a few weeks ago when Mike caught flack for appearing in an NRA interview that was published right before the March for Our Lives protest. And Sunday, Reid clearly had time to dispel any notion she was giving H&M any type of promotion. "H&M" stood for "hair" and "makeup," and Killer Mike walked right into this spicy clapback for his confusion:
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.”
Twitter features generally messy commentary, so Killer Mike’s mentions turned into a graveyard.
Live footage of Killer Mike on Joy Reid's IG https://t.co/z5EZNOJEMf— Sam (@Ms_Mayfield) April 8, 2018
My favorite part is that Killer Mike has been sitting around waiting to "get Joy back" for weeks now and he blew it. LMAO— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) April 8, 2018
When Killer Mike saw that post and was ready to drag three Black women: pic.twitter.com/OzqbCrQSUW— Bald SoHard (@BaldNegro) April 8, 2018
Me after Joy Ann Reid gathered Killer Mike in her instagram comments pic.twitter.com/DlgSqXqr6H— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 8, 2018
Ultimately, Mike took his L in stride. And it looks like he and Reid’s differing opinions on black gun ownership will result in some substantive, televised dialogue and not just Twitter memes.
Yup I got educated and I appreciated. I’m making sure I’m staying with the people tho no more outta line with me 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/Rgap2PoJGU— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) April 8, 2018
“Yup I got educated and I appreciated. I’m making sure I’m staying with the people tho no more outta line with me,” Mike tweeted. Mike then dropped a series of tweets hinting that he might appear on Reid’s show, AM Joy.
Just Talked to your producer @JoyAnnReid looking forward to speaking about Black Gun Ownership. Thank u and love and Respect.— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) April 8, 2018
So egg on my face 🤷🏾♂️😌and all I’m happy that the convo on #BlackGunOwnerShip will happen. Thank u @JoyAnnReid for “getting me together” on H&M and making sure this important convo can be had on an acceptable platform. ❤️✊🏾— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) April 8, 2018