Rap Duo Die Antwoord Accuse ‘Suicide Squad’ of Jacking Their Style
They make a pretty strong case.
South African rap/rave duo Die Antwoord is just as known for their brazen jabs at celebrities (Lady Gaga, for instance) as they are their outlandish, lurid music videos. But they kind of have a point this time.
The “I Fink U Freeky” and “Baby’s on Fire” rappers took aim at DC’s maligned Suicide Squad film for “jockin” (egregiously copying) their style. Let’s review the evidence in a heated Instagram post addressed to director David Ayer
There are some patent similarities between Jared Leto’s Joker and “Ninja” as well as Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Yolandi Visser. Now artists (if you want to use that word here) borrow from one another all the time. Call it “inspiration.”
But their most damning claim is that Suicide Squad star Cara Delevingne told the group that filmmakers were heavily discussing Die Antwoord’s style on set, as the post claims in its caption. That’d at least merit permission to be asked, but Die Antwoord claims they never were.
And we’ll take their word for it. Cara does have a relationship with the rappers and even popped up in their recent “Ugly Boy” video.
The Internet is hearing their claims loud and clear, but Suicide Squad is already getting torn to shreds by critics so they may just want to pick their battles.