Movie boss cribbed our look, Antwoord allege
DID HOLLYWOOD steal Die Antwoord’s style? South African zef rap team Ninja and Yolandi Visser have accused Suicide Squad director David Ayer of stealing their aesthetic.
“Yes David Ayer u jockin our style,” Visser wrote in an Instagram post where she uploaded a video showing the parallels between themselves and the styling in the film. “Callin ninja up before your movie came out pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & our opening sequence & an all da lil tiny details u nibbeld dat other people wont see but we notice.”
In a ruthless video and text post on Instagram on Wednesday, Visser lambasted the director of the hit film for “jocking” their style – and as a montage of pictures compares Die Antwoord imagery with scenes from Suicide Squad. Movie buffs were quick to see what she meant.
Suicide Squad is a recently released action film based on the DC Comics anti-hero characters. It has been a box office hit despite mixed reviews, in part due to a star-studded cast including Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and supermodel-turned- actress Cara Delevingne.
In the pictures Visser chose to post, Leto’s Joker looks very similar to Ninja, and Robbie’s Harley Quinn is styled similarly to Visser herself.
One stage outfit of Visser’s features three watches on each of her wrists – and, you guessed it, Harley Quinn wears three watches.
Visser said the stars of Suicide Squad had told her how much Ayer had spoken about Die Antwoord while shooting the film. “Cara & Jared told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permision to rip us off.”
Visser said Ayer had not responded to the claims.
“When ninja texted u sayin wassup wif dat u said nothin like a scared lil b*tch. U were jus flauntin our names pretendin to b down. u aint down an u never will b.”
Visser challenged Ayer to come to the duo's recording studio to hash it out. “Cum show ur pretty face at my studios. We watin for u.” – Chelsea Geach