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Azealia Banks Calls Out Dolce & Gabbana Over “Racist” New Line [PHOTOS]


Azealia Banks has a bone to pick with Dolce & Gabbanna. The Harlem rapper is known to take issue with tons of people but her disdain towards the fashion line might actually hold some weight.

According to Banks, D&G’s Spring 2013 line with depictions of what looks like the Black mammie archetype, both on the clothing an accessories, is deplorable.

Allegedly inspired by the twosome’s Sicilian roots, a Black woman with a wrap around her head looks similar to minstrel characters used to depict Black people as nothing more thanignorant slaves and servants.

“Whoever designed that racist a– Dolce and Gabanna collection needs a swift kick in the mouth and a big d-ck up the a–,” Banks wrote on Twitter. “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.”

Being that Banks is as known for her work, as she is for her fashion sense, speaking out against the fashion powerhouse is an honorable move.

Meanwhile, D&G has yet to clear up any confusion about their new line. Click below to see photos of some of the clothes.


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  • jd

    Love her….. and thank you Ms.Banks, you can add black face to the mix as well

  • don_king_kong

    Not sure how this could in any way be interpreted as racist, except by a publicity hungry rapper…

  • Random Thoughts

    The clothes look like potato sacks which just adds insult to injury.

  • Jenn

    It would have been ok without the aunt jemima picks embeded on white euro models. It is racist. No mistake about that.

    • christmas808

      that was not aunt jemima did u see a bandana around her head it is a crown…but i guess some of you guys see what you wanna see regardless

    • don_king_kong

      Tell me what you think is racist about these designs.

  • Youknowwhatiitis

    Some of these women are skin and bones…scary. Um, I can understand the line from a fashion perspective but, why are there NO black models if it’s an homage to black antiquity?

  • Besides this stuff being racist, it’s also plain ugly. I am not wearing a potato sack when there is a ton of beautiful craftsmanship in the market.D&G is old news anyway. This is a last ditch effort at some relevancy.

  • saintsinno

    I don’t see anything wrong with this line and since when does a Siclian/European designer have to cater to black people!!! BTW, I am an African American woman and since noone in my family looks like the people on these clothes, I would wear it!