Suicide Squad director David Ayer is probably looking for anything that would distract from the critical drubbing his film has taken — besides $133.6 million in opening-weekend receipts, anyway. So, sure, music beef: Yolandi Visser, who’s part of the South African rap group Die Antwoord, took to Instagram to accuse him of stealing her crew’s style. In her words, “yes David Ayer u jockin our style.”
In an Instagram video soundtracked by Craig Mack’s “Jockin’ My Style,” Visser compares Die Antwoord’s outlandish looks to the goth-punk chic of Jared Leto’s Joker and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn through side-by-side images. There are some clear similarities (pale body paint; bugged-out facial expressions), and the post goes on to claim that Cara Delevingne (who plays the film’s villain Enchantress) and Leto told them Ayer repeatedly referenced them while filming Suicide Squad.
“Cara & Jared told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permision to rip us off,” says the phonetic, typo-riddled caption. “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.”
Does Die Antwoord have a point? It doesn’t matter: Craig Mack is relevant again. Watch the Instagram accusation below, via Pitchfork.
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