Music mogul Diddy is low-key and high-key making genius moves. The hip-hop executive is reportedly gearing up to offer the now-infamous kid featured in a since-removed H&M advertisement a $1 million modeling opportunity.
According to reports, Puff Daddy is ready to turn the kid’s worst-week of the new year to his best-week ever.
P Diddy has seemingly responded to the whirlwind of controversy sparked by the H&M ad which features a black child wearing a jumper with the slogan ‘Coolest monkey in the jungle.’ It’s thought that he’s planning on hiring the little lad to model for his own brand, Sean John. It’s even thought there’s a $1mil contract on the table. There’s no word yet if the lad has accepted, and Diddy’s people refused to comment when approached by Metro.co.uk, but it would certainly be one heck of an outcome to the sh*tstorm caused by the controversy. (Metro UK)
This week, Diddy made sure to hit up social media to show the unnamed kid some support.
Some reports claim H&M model Nicki Minaj has distanced herself from the company.
Nicki Minaj is in the hot seat after H&M, who she collaborated with in December for a holiday fashion line, came under fire for a racially insensitive image of a black boy wearing a sweater with the word “monkey.” Though Minaj hasn’t publicly spoken out against H&M, she has deleted every sponsored Instagram post promoting her fashion line with the company. Fans were quick to notice the deleted posts, which many considered as an indicator of Minaj’s opinion of the backlash. (Yahoo! Lifestyle)
Over the past few days, social media called out artists like Nicki Minaj to speak out against H&M in light of past associations.
So the weekend said he not working with H&M no more, what about Nicki Minaj
— Latonya✼ (@LatonyaGregori) January 9, 2018
me waiting on Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, & Kevin Hart to pull their collaborations w/ H&M… pic.twitter.com/sAPKwX7kWo
— T.Cooke 🕶 (@thecookebook) January 8, 2018
The Weekend is done with H&M. Nicki Minaj who appeared in recent ads for the brand and completed collaborations, to either speak out or quit too. Let that sink in…..
— Papi Wayne (@DannysHausB) January 9, 2018
Yesterday, H&M issued a statement apologizing over an insensitive ad campaign.