Gucci’s new jersey line has caused outrage across social media, with many upset with how the item of clothing seems to be a kind of ‘blackface.’ Even though Gucci have now removed the garment from all stores and have issued an apology, the incident caused a massive beef between rapper T.I. and boxer Floyd Mayweather. T.I. released a diss track, calling Mayweather a “f*ck n*gga” and the champion boxer has since responded with a critique of his own.
Fans of world-famous fashion brand, Gucci, were disappointed and angry when the brand recently released a line of jerseys that, worn over the lower half of the white model’s face, gave the impression of ‘blackface’.
TimesLIVE reported that many celebs and fashion followers called for a boycott of the brand, but boxer Floyd Mayweather was seen treating himself to a Gucci shopping spree right after the incident.
When asked about his outing to the Gucci store, Mayweather told TMZ:
See, the thing is this. I live for myself. I do what I want to do. I'm not a follower. You know when everybody else they say, 'Everybody gonna boycott?' I say, 'guess what? This boy gonna get on a yacht and live life.
American rapper T.I. found Mayweather’s actions unacceptable and has since released a diss track about the boxer, titled “F*ck N*gga”.
Briefly.co.za listened to the track and heard how T.I. blasted Mayweather for his selfish mindset, explosively calling him out with rap lines like:
Damn, it must suck to be a f*ck n*gga, old greedy ass n*gga, only thinking about himself. He get the fame, he get the wealth. But people are struggling, who did you help?
The artwork of “F*ck N*gga” features a cleverly photoshopped image of Mayweather dressed in one the offending Gucci garments.
The boxer clapped right back at T.I. after the release of the track, claiming that people “boycott for trend” and saying how he is tired of fake ‘wokeness’.
Many social media users are outraged over the whole scandal, and have pointed out that big fashion brands continue to create products in the ‘blackface’ vein.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!