Yolandi Visser, the diminutive yet outspoken blonde half of South African duo Die Antwoord, has fired shots at anti-hero blockbuster Suicide Squad‘s director, David Ayer, accusing him of stealing the band’s aesthetic for his film’s Joker (played by Jared Leto).
“Yes David Ayer you jockin our style,” the post began.
“callin ninja up before your movie came out pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & our opening sequence to umshiniwam & an all da lil tiny details u nibbeld dat other people wont see but we notice.”
Suicide Squad star Cara Delevingne, who plays The Enchantress in the film, also had a cameo appearance in Die Antwoord’s Ugly Boy video, and reportedly told the duo Ayer repeatedly mentioned them on set.
Even Kanye West got a mention in the rant, which may hark back to an earlier video posted by the duo outlining a studio invitation from West to Ninja, porn, and banana pudding.
“We all tink u wack,” Visser wrote.
“U shud start a crew called:,”im a fake fuck” ask kanye if he wants to join u.”
You can read the post in its entirety, and watch the accompanying video, here:
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yes David Ayer u jockin our style. callin ninja up before your movie came our pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & our opening sequence to umshiniwam & an all da lil tiny details u nibbeld dat other people wont see but we notice. Cara & Jared told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permision to rip us off. An when ninja texted u sayin wassup wif dat u said nothin like a scared lil bitch. U were jus flauntin our names pretendin to b down. u aint down an u never will b. but before we knew da extent of ur two face nature – u invited us to ur movie premiere(which i didnt wanna go to) but ninja went , tinkin ur solid guy an mayb there was jus a lil "misunderstandin". Den poor ninja had to sit thru dat hole bullshit movie. An u even got da nerve to say wassup to him smilin – an ninja has to b nice cus he is there wif his kid. But we all tink u wack. U shud start a crew called:,"im a fake fuck" ask kanye if he wants to join u. Cum show ur pretty face at my studios. U know Muggs & u know where da Soul Assasin Studios at. we watin for u. @djmuggs_the_black_goat_ @zef_alien @boojie_baby_ @ragingzefboner @_dark_force_ @dejanvisser @djhitekisgod @jipsi518
In other Die Antwoord news, the duo has just been announced as headliners for Origin NYE in Perth on December 31, alongside Chance The Rapper, Chase & Status, Denzel Curry, Getter, Goldlink, JME, Ryan Hemsworth, What So Not, Shockone and more. For details visit the web site.