Cape Town - 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. “Callin ninja up before your movie came our 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.”
(“Yes David Ayer, you’re jocking our style. Calling Ninja up before your movie came out pretending to be down, so it looks okay when you bite our black and white graphic style, and our opening sequence, and all the tiny little details you nibbled that other people won’t 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 to scenes from Suicide Squad, it’s easy to see what she means.