Azealia Banks Blasts Dolce & Gabbana Collection, Calls It "Racist"
Azealia Banks has some strong words for the Italian design house over some questionable clothing items.
From T.I. to Jim Jones, Harlem upstart Azealia Banks hasn't been known to play well with others. Now, according to Vibe, the outspoken emcee and singer has set her sight on a new target: Dolce & Gabbana.
Banks took to Twitter this past weekend to assail the Italian fashion label over their latest Spring 2013 collection, which she thought was racist. She said that the images of black women used in a number of D&G's items were reminiscent of Jim Crow imagery and plans to boycott the designer.
Definitely boycotting Dolce & Gabanna.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 21, 2012
Whoever designed that racist ass Dolce and Gabanna collection needs a swift kick in the mouth and a big dick up the ass.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 21, 2012
I really hate when people do corny, racist things then try to justify it as "art."— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 21, 2012
It's all just really unnecessary. the clothes in the collection were fine without all the "black mammie" imagery.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 21, 2012
According to sources, the collection that raised Banks' ire was inspired by the Italian designers' Sicilian roots. Images of the controversial clothing items can be found over at Vibe.