Atlanta rapper Future isn’t ready to cancel Gucci. The hip-hop veteran has shared his take on the backlash the controversial brand has received since recently pulling a racist-looking blackface sweater.
“I bought Gucci before it got cancelled. So I’m still going to wear it. Because that’s my money. If you want to give me my money back, then we can talk – you can buy my clothes back if you don’t want me to wear it. I don’t feel like they did [the blackface sweater] out of ill intentions, but it ain’t for me to judge. Everybody always wants to judge somebody before having a real conversation with the designer. Without having a real conversation with the designer, y’all don’t know the background of the designer. The designer mama could be black, the designer daddy could be black, they don’t even understand. They’re just going off what somebody say off a comment. I can’t go off a comment. I just don’t know how to do it. That would be ignorant of me.” (Streetz Atlanta)
Over the weekend, footage emerged of fellow Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy announcing he’s done supporting Gucci.
“Gucci bandana – hold the f*ck up! N*gga Gucci canceled! F*ck outta here! I forget, Gucci racist as f*ck, n*gga! Man, y’all got me f*cked up. Gucci put out that racist a** sh*t, that blackface sh*t on that sh*t, man f*ck Gucci! On my mama! I spent over a million dollars on Gucci in the last ten years n*gga they can suck my d*ck with that racist sh*t!” (TMZ)
Recently, a clip went viral of rap heavyweight T.I. checking a black man for donning Gucci.
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#FuckGucci …That's How I'm on it! Anybody I see with it on I'm Calling them Out, I don't discriminate and I ain't scared..Real is Real. I need anybody I know love or Respect to Explain to me why they would continue to Support AnyThing that doesn't Respect US!! #Soulnotforsale #iworkforthepeople
Last week, hip-hop veterans Redman and Dame Dash reacted to Gucci announcing a $5 million Changemakers Fund.
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