Die Antwoord says Suicide Squad ripped them off

Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord has accused David Ayer ripped off their style for Suicide Squad.
Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord has accused David Ayer ripped off their style for Suicide Squad.

Die Antwoord have a bone to pick with Suicide Squad director David Ayer.

The South African rap duo have accused Ayer of "jockin" their style without their permission, and ripping off their iconic look for the imagery of Suicide Squad.

In an Instagram post, singer Yolandi Visser wrote that the pair noticed "all the little tiny details [Ayer] nibbled".

She also claimed that the film's stars Jared Leto and Cara Delevingne had given them the heads up, writing: "Cara and Jared told us how much you were talking about us on set, but you never asked our permission to rip us off."

Delevingne previously appeared in Die Antwoord's music video for their song Ugly Boy.

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

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Along with the comments, Visser posted a video which compared Die Antwoord's look to scenes used in Suicide Squad, including a picture of Die Antwoord member Watkin Tudor Jones, also known as Ninja, next to a photo of Jared Leto's Joker.

In it, both possess body tattoos and slicked back hair.

In another photo Visser wears three watches, similar to the way Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn wears multiple watches.

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They also slammed Ayer for "pretending to be down", and suggested he start a crew of fakers and "ask Kanye [West] if he wants to join".

Ouch, burn.

David Ayer has yet to respond to Die Antwoord's claims.

- NZ Herald

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