Dolce & Gabanna’s controversial Spring 2013 collection debuted during Milan Fashion Week, and rapper Azealia Banks let it be known that she’s among those offended by the line’s use of earrings that feature Black women wearing plantation-era cornucopias on their heads. Models also wore burlap dresses on the catwalk, in what designers are saying is a nod to their African-Sicilian roots. D & B says the designs are a nod to the first African settlers in Sicily, but many–including Banks–perceived the “mammy” imagery was offensive.
“Definitely boycotting Dolce & Gabanna.,” she tweeted. “Whoever designed that racist a** Dolce and Gabanna collection needs a swift kick in the mouth and a big d*ck up the a**.”
“I really hate when people do corny, racist things then try to justify it as ‘art,'” she continued.
“It’s all just really unnecessary. the clothes in the collection were fine without all the “black mammie” imagery,” added Banks.