Are You Ready?
Now, I’m not a Killer Mike fan. In fact, although I’ve heard his name before, I know very little about him. Whenever I hear his name, I think of Marines and L.A. Street gangs.
Although they’re two completely different types of groups and I doubt Mike could make through Marine Boot Camp, both like to use colorful nicknames. Think “Maddog” Mattis. Back in the day when I was Sergeant Robinson, my peers nicknamed me “Rob Dog”. I’ll have to explain how I got that name some other time, but for now back to Killer Mike.
After Googling his name and checking out Wikipedia, I discovered that Killer Mike is a rapper. I just love Wikipedia. Some more searching and Bam! I learn that he’s also an NRA member. The NRA stuff is where his troubles start. I can’t believe that he tried to go after MSNBC political analyst Joy-Ann Reid on Twitter. That was a bad mistake. She’s definitely not one to be messed with. She hit back hard and fast.
As Clint Eastwood famously said when talking to that chair at the convention, 🙂
every man’s got to know his limitations.
It all started when Joy posted this picture on Instagram
Here’s what he said.
“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,’”
Mike must have thought Joy-Ann Reid was referring to the H&M Store which got caught up in a controversy about a racist hoodie earlier this year.
The only thing is that Reid’s use of “H&M” wasn’t referring to the clothing company at all.
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
Moral of the story? Check yourself before you wreck yourself.