Azealia Banks Fires Back at Dolce & Gabbana Collection

The rapper says she'll boycott the label over racist imagery in Spring 2013 line.

Posted: 10/22/2012 01:02 PM EDT
White Model, Azealia Banks

Dolce & Gabbana is still getting criticisms over its Spring 2013 collection and rapper Azealia Banks is the latest to tout the Italian fashion label's designs as racist. Banks took to Twitter on Saturday to say that she's "definitely boycotting Dolce & Gabanna [sic]."

"Whoever designed that racist a-s Dolce and Gabanna collection needs a swift kick in the mouth and a big d--k up the a-s," tweeted Banks. "I really hate when people do corny, racist things then try to justify it as 'art.' It's all just really unnecessary. The clothes in the collection were fine without all the 'black mammie' imagery."

The designs in question featured figurines and images that looked like Blackamoors — African female slave figures done up in turbans and jewels. The company has addressed the criticisms by saying the images were inspired by traditional Moorish people that inhabited Sicily and not African slaves.


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