Die Antwoord have accused David Ayer, director of Suicide Squad, of ripping off their style, as Pitchfork report.
Earlier today the South African rap duo’s Yolandi Visser posted a video to Instagram featuring side-by-side comparisons of Suicide Squad characters The Joker and Harley Quinn with Ninja and herself. In a caption, she said that they’d been told by film stars Jared Leto and Cara Delevingne that Ayer talked about the band on set, and even called Ninja before the film’s release.
“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’,” she wrote, “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 (sic).”
Die Antwoord are themselves readying a new album right now titled Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid, which they led with new single “Banana Brain”.
Is there any basis for their claims? Watch the video below and decide for yourself.