Killer Mike Apologizes to MSNBC Host for Misunderstood "H&M" Reference

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Killer Mike Apologizes to MSNBC Host for Misunderstood "H&M" Reference
Killer Mike has had a rough time online as of late, kickstarted by an interview with NRATV on gun ownership late last month. Now, the rapper has apologized after digging his digital hole a little deeper by lashing out in the Instagram comments of an MSNBC host.

A caption in a recent Instagram photo from MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid made reference to "H&M," which Mike interpreted as the Swedish clothing brand and not "hair and makeup" as Reid had intended. The brand had landed itself in hot water earlier this year with a racist advertisement, leading the Weeknd to drop his partnership with the company.

Mike wrote in the comments of Reid's Instagram post, "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, acceptible. [sic]'"
 


Reid responded to the rapper with a comment of her own:

"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 in 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."

Reid added, "Also … who starts a feud in Instagram comments? Is your Twitter account locked?"

After spectators online made plenty of jokes on their own, Mike took to Twitter to apologize for his misunderstanding. 

"Thank u @JoyAnnReid for 'getting me together' on H&M and making sure this important convo can be had on an acceptable platform," he tweeted.

You can read Mike's full apology below.