Azealia Banks Is Boycotting ‘Racist’ Dolce & Gabbana Collection
Azealia Banks is no stranger to controversy. Her Dazed & Confused cover was banned in seven countries for featuring a blown-up condom and no small amount of innuendo, her lyrics are pretty much the opposite of G-rated, and she’s earned herself her fair share of haters in the rap game.
But while provocation may be a-ok in the book of Banks, racism is another issue entirely. The Harlem rapper tweeted on Friday that she is “definitely boycotting” Dolce & Gabbana for the “corny, racist” imagery in their spring collection — namely, we assume, those controversial earrings featuring dark-skinned, plastic heads that raised so much ire last month when they were sent down the runway dangling from the ears of an all-white cast.
There’s no doubt that the accessories were seriously ill-advised, though we’re not sure we’re on board with her less-than-delicate suggestion for what the designers of such an offensive item might require: