When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong (Joy-Ann Reid vs. Killer Mike Edition)
Killer Mike is a rapper who, much like Azaelia Banks, tends to get more attention for the ridiculous shit that comes out of his mouth more than for his actual music. Last month, shortly before March For Our Lives occurred, the rapper sat down with gun-rights activist and NRA-TV host Colion Noir for an interview in which he made it very clear that not only do people (especially Black people) have the right and the need to own firearms, but that he definitely wasn’t here for any of his children participating in the nationwide school walkouts to express their beliefs in gun control.
After the backlash that Killer Mike dealt with as a result of that interview, and his subsequent apology/backpedaling that followed, you would think that Killer Mike would take a break from saying and doing incredibly dumb shit that would completely embarrass him and make people shake their heads. But of course, Killer Mike felt the need to prove us all wrong today.
This morning, Joy-Ann Reid, host of MSNBC’s AM Joy, went on her Instagram page to give a couple of shout-outs to the people who made her look incredibly stylish for an upcoming photo shoot, including her Hair & Make-up team.
And yet, Killer Mike felt the need to jump onto Joy-Ann’s Instagram page, read her post, and do what he usually does: share an opinion about something that absolutely none of us wanted or asked for. (Killer Mike was referencing this shirt that clothing-retail store H&M put out earlier this year, as well as the fact that a young African-American boy was the one chosen to model this shirt)
When Killer Mike saw that post and was ready to drag three Black women: pic.twitter.com/OzqbCrQSUW— Bald SoHard (@BaldNegro) April 8, 2018
Unfortunately for Killer Mike, Joy-Ann read his comment on her post and decided to take his ass to school. All that was missing from her response was her starting it off with either “OK, first of all…” or “OK, what you won’t do…”
And it didn’t take very long for Twitter to shake their heads and then talk plenty of well-deserved shit about Killer Mike and his inability to keep himself from looking and sounding stupid.
Killer Mike is like an L-seeking missile— #TinyArchiblerd (@thewayoftheid) April 8, 2018
You can’t spell “Killer Mike” without two L’s.— 𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕝𝕪𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕖 (@nuffsaidNY) April 8, 2018
So I guess in addition to collecting assault rifles, Killer Mike also collects L's. pic.twitter.com/qFDyuhkC7p— ✊🏿Black Aziz aNANsi✊🏿 (@Freeyourmindkid) April 8, 2018
Killer Mike truly hopped on that Joy Reid instagram post with an overabundance of spice and then blew it lmao pic.twitter.com/9IUkboC35M— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) April 8, 2018
Joy Ann Reid to Killer Mike: a story in one gif. pic.twitter.com/Prz3GKwxEu— LadyPolitik (@Ladypolitik) April 8, 2018
Killer Mike saw three Black women happy on a Sunday morning and got triggered. 😂 pic.twitter.com/tHH3d4sjw5— Eliza David @ #CampNaNo 🏕 (@elizadwrites) April 8, 2018
Today Killer Mike learned to never ever EVER come for a Guyanese woman on any medium.— ✨Dr Bae Jemison: Master Esthetician✨ (@Glamorfonic) April 8, 2018
Hard lesson to learn, B.
Killer Mike shoulda just sat there and ate his food.— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) April 8, 2018
People like Killer Mike are one of the reasons why I don’t trust people that don’t have a neck.— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) April 8, 2018
I vote that whenever somebody is loud and wrong, we officially refer to it as going full Killer Mike.— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) April 8, 2018
I just can't wait for Killer Mike to post his "apology" later on today where he says he always supports Joy Reid and that he's sorry adults have chosen to make his Instagram comments an "issue."— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) April 8, 2018
My favorite part? Even if Joy Reid would've been rocking H&M clothing that in NO WAY compares to going on NRATV to talk about why kids shouldn't protest their schools being killing fields.— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) April 8, 2018
Like if H&M's "Coolest Monkey In The Jungle" ad was an unforgivable mistake even after apologizing what the hell do you call Dana Roach and the NRA's UNAPOLOGETIC statements on black people?— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) April 8, 2018
And of course, Killer Mike did exactly that, but not before trying to laugh the whole thing off.
All— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) April 8, 2018
Love and I digress 😂🤷🏾♂️. I’m checking tho. I wanna I’m the Side of right. Me and others got clarity 🤜🏾💥🤛🏾 https://t.co/ZxzyQIimKT
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
To Be Unclear is to be u kind taught that by publicist @Farmer8J . My apologies for my misunderstanding @JoyAnnReid and I hope we get that Black Gun owner Minus the NRA interview. Love and Respect thanks for the correct ❤️🤜🏾💥🤛🏾— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) April 8, 2018
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
None of that stopped Twitter from continuing to respond to Killer Mike like so:
In short, this entire exchange between Joy-Ann Reid and Killer Mike can be summed up with this tweet:
Don't come for Joy Reid if she didn't send for you.— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) April 8, 2018
Killer Mike learned that today.
This has been another episode of “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong.”
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