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.