T.I. Akoo Billboard Causes Controversy In Newark, NJ

T.I. Akoo Billboard Causes Controversy In Newark, NJ

Published March 16, 2010

T.I. has landed himself back in the middle of controversy. A billboard for the rapper’s clothing line, Akoo is causing quite a stir in the Newark, New Jersey community.

The image, which is planted directly in the middle of Newark’s busiest intersection, shows a young lady kneeing in front of a gentlemen with an unzipped pair of jeans. The photo caused a bit of commotion, though citizens of the community just took notice of the shot once Channel 7 news inquired about the image.

Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ is ready to take up the issue with his city council to prevent similar ads. "I am out in the community I see kids wearing their pants too low and others using inappropriate language in public," Booked said. “I will work with my city council to see if we can address it so we don’t see these types of advertisements displayed in our city in the near future.” 

Written by Nile Ivey, BET.com Staff


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