Die Antwoord Accuses ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer of Ripping Them Off (VIDEO)
South African rap group Die Antwoord are not fans of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but their criticisms run a little deeper than a disjointed movie.
According to the duo, Ayer ripped off their signature style and did not give credit where credit is due.
In addition to a lengthy caption explaining their gripes, their Instagram post also includes a video (see below) featuring side by side images meant to highlight similarities between their own style and that of the film.
Allegations include that Ayer would often talk about the pair and their music on set and even invited the group to the film’s premiere.
“Explained” Yolandi Visser on behalf of herself and her partner Ninja:
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 f–k” 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.