Killer Mike Apologizes To Joy Ann Reid Over Instagram Post Misunderstanding

Killer Mike Apologizes To Joy Ann Reid Over Instagram Post Misunderstanding

Run The Jewels performs at Day 3 of the Panorama Music Festival on Sunday, July 24, 2016 | Photos by Vickey Ford/Sneakshot for Okayplayer.

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Following his controversial interview with NRA TV about gun ownership, Killer Mike has received backlash yet again after wrongfully calling out Joy Ann Reid over a misunderstood term.

READ: Killer Mike Apologizes For Controversial NRA Interview

The MSNBC correspondent had posted a picture on her Instagram this past weekend with the following caption: “And not to be outdone… @glamluxxe and @savvychicz, who rocked the H&M for our Elgin Baylor shoot! #AMJoy#GlamSquad”

Killer Mike misinterpreted the “H&M” for the Swedish clothing retail company, which found itself in controversy after an ad featuring a black boy in a hoodie with the phrase, “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” was taken as racially insensitive.

The Atlanta rapper took the moment to question Reid’s intentions, commenting on the 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.'”

Reid replied to Mike, informing him that the H&M she was referring to wasn’t the clothing chain but “hair and makeup.”

“The two women beside me in this pic did my hair (H) and makeup (M) for a shoot,” Reid wrote. “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.'”

Mike has since apologized for the remark, taking to Twitter to say he “got educated” and “appreciated” Reid “getting me together.”

“My apologies for my misunderstanding @JoyAnnReid and I hope we get that Black Gun owner Minus the NRA interview,” Mike wrote in another tweet.

According to the string of tweets the two will have a discussion on black gun ownership at some point.

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