Reid was one of many to criticise the rapper for his controversial views on gun control
Last month, the rapper faced backlash after expressing his controversial views on gun control during an interview on NRA TV. MSNBC host Reid was one of many to criticise Mike for his comments at the time.
Mike pointed out the hypocrisy of left-leaning views, 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.”
Despite criticism, his bandmate El-P came to his defence. “We know this guy [Mike], he fucking cares,” he said.
Killer Mike then apologised for the timing of his comments, as the interview aired on the day of the March for Our Lives protest. He also said that his decision to sit for the NRA interview was motivated by Martin Luther King’s reputation for engaging in debate with opponents.
Over the weekend, the rapper jumped at the chance to call out Reid, before realising his error.
Reid posted a photo of herself and two other women on Instagram. Her caption stated that they “rocked the H&M”.
Mike wrongly saw “H&M” to mean the clothing company – who were accused of racism earlier this year due to a controversial promotional image. The photo showed a black child wearing a hoodie that read “Coolest monkey in the jungle”.
Killer Mike responded: “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.’”
Correcting Mike, Reid said: “‘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.”
Many took to Twitter to revel in Mike’s faux pas.
The rapper later apologised and sent his “love and respect” to Reid, saying that he’s “looking forward to speaking about Black Gun Ownership.”
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He added in another tweet: “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.”