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Killer Mike’s attempt to call out Joy-Ann Reid backfires

Killer Mike loses the battle against MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Instagram…

On Sunday, April 8, Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, one-half of the hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, has once again stepped out of his boundaries when he sparked a feud with MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid on Instagram, which took an unexpected twist that apparently he didn’t see coming.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Killer Mike has continued to field criticism after filming an interview with NRA TV where he openly discussed his beliefs on gun control, coinciding with the nationwide March for Our Lives Movement in the wake of the tragedy that struck Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Most of the criticism pertained to the poor timing of the interview about gun ownership. Several fans and critics, including Ms. Reid, found it was insensitive and spoke up to give him a piece of her mind.

Mike would later issue a public apology but refused to dismiss his actions for his support on gun control, which only further fueled the tension building on Twitter when it came to the 42-year-old’s thoughts on the issue.

The outburst occurred when Killer Mike, who apparently still held a grudge against Reid, turned to Instagram where she posted a picture featuring herself alongside her beloved glamour team, who according to the caption “rocked the H&M.”

Foolishly assuming she was referring to her support for the clothing store H&M, Mike pointed fingers back at Reid to call out her hypocrisy, where he wrote:

“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……..‍♂”

Not one to back down from a debate, Reid clapped back saying:

“‘H&M’ stands for ‘hair and makeup,’ Mike,” she explains in the comments. “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.’”

Owning up to his incorrect assumption, Killer Mike apologized for jumping to such a negative conclusion. He even called into The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 early Monday morning to apologize publicly.

It appears that the issue has concluded in a positive manner for both parties, as Mike shortly tweeted afterward that he will make a guest appearance sometime in the near future with Reid to discuss the upbringings that 2nd Amendment rights would bring concerning African-American gun ownership.

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