Rapper T.I. apparently was not happy to see a man on the street wearing Gucci following controversy over the fashion brand using “blackface” in it’s apparel.
“That shit ain’t shit until we put it on! We make that shit fly! Look at me, nigga. I’m fly as a motherfucker and I ain’t got that shit on. I look better than you, as a matter of fact,” T.I. told the man.
The “Live Your Life” rapper was upset because of Gucci marketing a bizarre turtleneck that many critics said mimicked blackface.
At this point Gucci playing in our face but y’all still gone shop happy black history month 🏽♂️‼️ pic.twitter.com/vPTLvsA0TF
— Casanova (@weeezy___) February 7, 2019
The fashion company later apologized for the shirt and said that the product will not be sold anymore.
“Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper,” the company said in statement. “We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make.”
Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper.
We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make.
Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/P2iXL9uOhs
— gucci (@gucci) February 7, 2019
The Grammy-winning rapper certainly doesn’t hold back his views on much. Last year, he ripped into Kanye West for his support of Donald Trump and visit to the Oval Office.
“This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen,” he said in a social media message to West.
“You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!!”