Tip Harris, Anthony Hamilton

Burberry apologized profusely for sending a model down the runway at London Fashion Week, wearing a hoodie that featured a drawstring fashioned into a noose. The model, Liz Kennedy, objected to wearing "suicide fashion" backstage before the show. According to Fortune.com, her objections were ignored.

After the show, Kennedy vented her frustration and anger in an Instagram post.

"Suicide is not fashion," she wrote.

"It is not glamorous nor edgy. Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway. How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth.?"

Burberry apologized after rapper T.I. "Tip" Harris added the fashion house to his list of banned high-end designers on his Instagram page.

"These aren't coincidences," he wrote along with the hashtags #Gucci, #Prada, and #Moncler, who have all incorporated forms of racism into their collections.

"We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection Tempest," said Burberrry CEO Marco Gobbetti in a statement provided to Fortune. "I called Ms. Kennedy to apologize as soon as I became aware of this on Monday and we immediately removed the product and all images that featured it. Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake. The experience Ms. Kennedy describes does not reflect who we are and our values. We will reflect on this, learn from it and put in place all necessary actions to ensure it does not happen again."

Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

  • bemetoo

    Well damn ti has time even when his sister is in icu

  • OvertheMississippi

    With all due respect, he has nothing but time while she is there. He cannot do anything but "wait".

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    It’s clear as day these folks don’t want blacks wearing or buying their stuff

  • bemetoo

    True about that but don’t he have a wife kids and multiple mistresses to take care of?????

  • AmericanDream

    ‘ After rapper T.I slams noose fashion’

    I see that check cleared Sandra .

  • Lady_Elle

    They are ALL taken care of.
    They understand that there is a family member in the hospital.

    This was nothing more that a simple comment by TI.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    T.i is a parasitic force to black and 99% of these black in entertainment

  • TamG

    Why do companies always state “this doesn’t reflect our values?” Whose does it reflect if it’s something your company produced? How do you reconcile that logic? I get PR wording, but I always wince when I see that phrase because it’s so illogical. Better to say, “we now recognize our oversight and/ or ignorance in this area and promise to improve our cultural awareness going forward. We are grateful to our customers and observers for alerting us to this issue. You are helping us to evolve and learn from our mistakes.” Why not a full mea culpa like that instead of this “that’s not who we are” b.s.?

  • Ni Ni

    The model, Liz Kennedy, objected to wearing "suicide fashion" backstage before the show.
    _____________________
    She could've refused, but she didn't. Her backlash is equally deserving.

  • Zeta Aggie

    This was offensive to everyone imaginable. Idiots.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    It’s plain to see the message is blacks leave our stuff alone it should not even be a debate

  • Coy little wink

    Who wears Burberry tho? And Moncler?

  • Fire & Ice

    Stop buying their sh*t and start repping black designers.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Y’all keep thinking money don’t have a color

  • TamG

    You’re probably right, but I was speaking more from a PR standpoint. If you’re a company looking for forgiveness (at least on paper), you don’t insult the customer further with this “that’s not who we are” which translates to “you don’t see what you think you see” lol. I’m just nitpicking I guess. *shrug*

  • Nathan Hastings

    TI is ignorant, so I can't take anything he says seriously.

  • Coy little wink

    Its green

  • ALLMINE?

    Apologies are just words lol.

  • hi-liter

    Auntie ???, stop acting like T.I. made this happen.

  • TamG

    He is and I find him generally arrogant and uninformed (the worst combination), but sometimes he hits on a decent point. I will at least give him credit for trying to be socially conscious in some areas (he curiously forgets to include most of his music in this though lol).

  • Scromes1212

    I commend TI for at least trying to step up but high fashion is the least of black folks worries. The vast majority of people in our community can't afford this stuff and has probably never even purchased any of it.

  • AmericanDream

    This isn’t exactly the black issue here but more of an insensitivity issue . Kate spade and Anthony Bourdain tied ropes on their neck , I see your point though .

  • Scromes1212

    Same here, at least he making a effort

  • TamG

    Agree. Seems like he’d be more concerned with promoting a “trap museum,” glorying drug culture.

  • Dowoop

    ???

  • WinterIsComing

    Noooooo not Burberry! It’s my favorite brand. I won’t be burning any of my sh!t up though. From now on I’ll only but it on sale. They make good quality merchandise.

  • WinterIsComing

    Noooooo not Burberry! It’s my favorite brand. I won’t be burning any of my sh!t up though. From now on I’ll only but it on sale. They make good quality merchandise.

  • AmericanDream

    A lot of people wear Moncler. A lot . At least where I live (Washington dc )

  • AmericanDream

    A lot of people wear Moncler. A lot . At least where I live (Washington dc )

  • hi-liter

    Moncler is pretty popular among some rappers. MoneyBagg has a song with a verse, “All this ice on me Um so cold I need a Moncler (coat!)”

  • hi-liter

    Moncler is pretty popular among some rappers. MoneyBagg has a song with a verse, “All this ice on me Um so cold I need a Moncler (coat!)”

  • Meme

    Is this because jussie Smollet is trending

  • Meme

    Is this because jussie Smollet is trending

  • Ghost

    So sick of these HIGH END designers apologizing! They know better just trying to see how much they can get away with! I love clothes and shoes but I’m very careful with my purchases...there are GREAT products out there without someone’s logo hanging off the purse or emblem on the garment! This is getting ridiculous...smdh

  • Ghost

    So sick of these HIGH END designers apologizing! They know better just trying to see how much they can get away with! I love clothes and shoes but I’m very careful with my purchases...there are GREAT products out there without someone’s logo hanging off the purse or emblem on the garment! This is getting ridiculous...smdh

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    All of these fàke apologies, are just tactics for attention to their products. They know exactly what they're doing by creating these so called "fashion statements". They saw how much Gucci name was circulating due to the "blackface" sweater and jumped on the bandwagon, to get some shine thrown their way. If these so called "woke" rappers are so appalled by the level of disrespect, these designers have shown to the black community, STOP SUPPORTING THEIR PRODUCTS. Is it really that hard, not to wear designer clothing???? If a black designer disrespected the black community, the black community backlash and blackball would be swift and never ending. They do us like that because they see how we continue to support them NO MATTER WHAT, while crucifying our own over the littlest thing.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    All of these fàke apologies, are just tactics for attention to their products. They know exactly what they're doing by creating these so called "fashion statements". They saw how much Gucci name was circulating due to the "blackface" sweater and jumped on the bandwagon, to get some shine thrown their way. If these so called "woke" rappers are so appalled by the level of disrespect, these designers have shown to the black community, STOP SUPPORTING THEIR PRODUCTS. Is it really that hard, not to wear designer clothing???? If a black designer disrespected the black community, the black community backlash and blackball would be swift and never ending. They do us like that because they see how we continue to support them NO MATTER WHAT, while crucifying our own over the littlest thing.

  • Scromes1212

    He like a lot of rappers. They struggle with trying to do the right thing and still trying to "keeping it real" smh

  • Scromes1212

    He like a lot of rappers. They struggle with trying to do the right thing and still trying to "keeping it real" smh

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    I give him props for even noticing this....likely no one notice until he points it out.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    I give him props for even noticing this....likely no one notice until he points it out.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Lmao!!!??? Dámn?!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Lmao!!!??? Dámn?!

  • Dowoop

    More like all this diamond chips on me.

  • Dowoop

    More like all this diamond chips on me.

  • NuBeauty

    I hope Black individuals wake up and realize the same fashion labels that they will go broke for just to be seen, is laughing at you behind close doors. I am so sick of black people being the butt of ALL racial jokes in America. I honestly think all of this is happening for us to see, its time we start getting back to us. Time to invest back in us. We all know we are the biggest consumers walking around so YES....#BLACKMONEYMATTER and if we really stop spending our money to this designer label who fashion looks like sh*t and support our own.....we would move up so many levels. In no way I believe this sh*t was an accident. The things that black people are experiencing and seeing is (to me) more a wake call to turn our backs and start making the change with in. Really....there are some many black designers who make waaaaayyyyy better clothes/fashion than these non culture individuals. We really need to stop dealing with "outsiders" until the realize that even though you may took our history, killed/raped our ancestors, kept us inside systematic box, killing our sons/daughters....you will never destroy us. You may duplicate but you will never be the originals. Its really time for black people to start loving ourselves again (individually/each other) and show the world what a strong unity means. I will never give up hope for us because I know we have it in us.
    …..Sorry for the long a55 comment. I so passionate about my black family. We are extreme something special ad I just want all of us to understand that. F*ck them designers....their fashion senses are a joke!

  • NuBeauty

    I hope Black individuals wake up and realize the same fashion labels that they will go broke for just to be seen, is laughing at you behind close doors. I am so sick of black people being the butt of ALL racial jokes in America. I honestly think all of this is happening for us to see, its time we start getting back to us. Time to invest back in us. We all know we are the biggest consumers walking around so YES....#BLACKMONEYMATTER and if we really stop spending our money to this designer label who fashion looks like sh*t and support our own.....we would move up so many levels. In no way I believe this sh*t was an accident. The things that black people are experiencing and seeing is (to me) more a wake call to turn our backs and start making the change with in. Really....there are some many black designers who make waaaaayyyyy better clothes/fashion than these non culture individuals. We really need to stop dealing with "outsiders" until the realize that even though you may took our history, killed/raped our ancestors, kept us inside systematic box, killing our sons/daughters....you will never destroy us. You may duplicate but you will never be the originals. Its really time for black people to start loving ourselves again (individually/each other) and show the world what a strong unity means. I will never give up hope for us because I know we have it in us.
    …..Sorry for the long a55 comment. I so passionate about my black family. We are extreme something special ad I just want all of us to understand that. F*ck them designers....their fashion senses are a joke!

  • hi-liter

    Naw, we noticed.

  • hi-liter

    Naw, we noticed.

  • WinterIsComing

    I love Burberry. The folks in my circles wear it and at the office.

  • WinterIsComing

    I love Burberry. The folks in my circles wear it and at the office.

  • ALLMINE?

    I guess they want us to stop wearing it subliminally. That's all I can think of

  • bella28498 .

    I don’t wear that chit anyways.... I guess I been boycotting. I was gifted a Gucci watch I prefer my Apple Watch.

  • Scromes1212

    We should probably stop investing our money in overpriced clothes no matter who makes them.

  • Scromes1212

    Was it real?

  • wonderwoman

    I’m beginning to believe these fashion houses know exactly what they are doing, because it wouldn’t keep happening. Then they apologize, and then tomorrow another designer will do the same thing. If it looks questionable don’t do it, and the models need to be more vocal and stop wearing it.

  • WinterIsComing

    Moncler is very trendy in the urban community right now and has been over the past couple years

  • Gloria

    I can’t give my energy to this anymore ????? All of these big name designer companies are cancelled. ? PERIOD!

  • Junkanoo

    They all seem to be apart of some organized plan theres no way this can be happenstance theres a consistant pattern . After the last few years of seeing major fashion labels put into production racists products then market and distribute them it's purpose must be to divide and conquer cause it continues to happen. May encourage some to seekout black desginers instead of accepting their insincere apology.

  • JV

    Invest in Quality (which inevitably means some high end brands).

  • Coy little wink

    I guess I don't pay attention I haven't seen it much I'm in NC

  • TamG

    No burning necessary. Use your own discretion. That’s the glory in independent thinking. T.I. has been on this arbitrary “boycott” kick for a while and sometimes it’s warranted and sometimes not. He tried to get people to boycott a restaurant in Atlanta, Houston’s, over isolated incidents in which more was at play than his rhetoric. I’m glad it didn’t stick (at least at the location I frequent), no way was I boycotting one of my favorite restaurants over some hip hop guy in his feelings. I used my own discretion. I support independent thinking!

  • Coy little wink

    Guess i'm not hip to urban gear plus I'm in NC ?

  • NewNew

    I do. Burberry is the classiest of the designer brands in my opinion. I'm no Gucci fan. Their customer service is the pits, the clothes are too flashy and everyone and their mother is wearing it. No bueno

  • JV

    Anywhere where it's cold enough to wear a puffer probably.

  • Coy little wink

    I don't think I can spot it besides the plaid

  • bella28498 .

    Of course my husband bought it from the Gucci store only for me to ask for the Apple Watch.

  • AmericanDream

    Lmfao. Damn!!!!!

  • WinterIsComing

    It’s not urban gear. The urban community has started to embrace it like they did Michael Kors bags.

  • bella28498 .

    That was a good question. A lot of u folks wear fake chit especially New Yorkers.

  • NuBeauty

    I mean you are right. I am leaving that to self awareness. If somebody wants to spend $1500 o a shirt that I am pretty sure took about $30 to make....at least put the money in our hands instead of theirs. I am tired of being the punching bag with the racial stuff. I am just waiting for the day when all black people really done had enough and on the same wave of how to react to of this. We are really strong together because our numbers are high and we could really make a statement that would be felt. IJS

  • Coy little wink

    Gotcha

  • Scromes1212

    That's what's up. People don't realize about 75% of the designer stuff they see is knockoff

  • NewNew

    I'm surprised we haven't gotten a new post on Jussie's lawyers putting the kibosh on the Nigerian brothers' testimony. He must be paying out the nose.

  • Guest

    Over it. None of these brands make quality anything anymore anyway. The best of these brands were when they first started. If you are going to buy their stuff go to consignment shops. Compare the quality from their older timeless pieces than with what they are selling now. I guarantee you the quality is not the same as what you are getting now. Overpriced garbage.

  • AmericanDream

    It’s less flashy than Canada goose but more expensive . The logo is usually on the left arm, at least for the coats and parkas. You’re right , if you don’t pay attention you’ll most likely not notice it .

  • Scromes1212

    It's a real issue in our community. A lot of us look at black business as bad business. Like we expect bad service or bad quality smh

  • bemetoo

    um what is he ignorant about?

  • MJF

    What happened to the Smollett updates? Case went cold? LOL...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fawk him

  • bemetoo

    they postpone the grand jury indictment

  • Scromes1212

    The quality argument is bs lol they make all that stuff in the same factories. They stitch some and they glue others smh people act like it's some magical elfs making every Gucci shoe by hand lol

  • NewNew

    Not a fan of noose fashion at all. At first i thought they were trying to make it into a racism thing which i didn't agree with because hanging is an equal opportunity means of execution, but nooses aren't fashion, period. At the same time guns and knives have been used in fashion and I don't have a good reason why I find that less shocking/ offensive than this. All I know is i'm not inclined to 'cancel' Burberry over this. The black face/monkey ish, yes. The noose, not so much. As a black American the noose has a certain connotation that we all react to but again, people have been hanging other people forever so I don't seenit as a black specific thing.

  • Andrea Williams

    Morning NewNew..........How have you been? Not too much to say about burberry except I have some burberry parfum that smells like bath soap or dishwashing liquid depending on who is smelling it. It is my least favorite scent. I do like my Prada Candy though.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Claudia & Rudy were talking about this on the radio this morning. I have to agree with Rudy that this all seems awfully coordinated. The level of ignorance that these fashion houses are attempting to project is crazy. I don't wear Burberry or Gucci, so they don't get my $$'s anyway, lol.

  • MJF

    I wonder how come, thanks for the update!

  • NewNew

    Jussie's lawyers shut the Nigerian brothers' testimonies down with a last minute phone call. Hmmmm . . .

  • dblogged

    They will do their last attempt at slavery

  • C Mack

    No it’s not. She did her job. She objected, was told to still go out there, went out there, then spoke out. No reason to be upset with her

  • NewNew

    Agreed, but considering how much attention this blog has been paying to this story I'm surprised we haven't heard more about this development.

  • MJF

    hmmmmm sounds fishy... I'm so confused like did he lie or not lol like that's all I want to know.

  • We Can Do This

    They have always associated black consumers with devaluing their brands sophistication.

  • Scromes1212

    Michael Kors? That's considered high fashion?

  • JV

    I was on cruise one time, and one of the ports was literally wall-to-wall knock-offs that they basically forced you walk through before you could get to any of your excursions, hoping some sucker won't notice and buy something. It was unreal.

  • Junkanoo

    True ,which is so bizzare ,the color of money is green, that's some deep seated hate .

  • NewNew

    Hey girl!
    I drove by my local Burberry store on Monday and was loving the window display. I had some Burberry Brit back in the day but the hubby likes me smelling like Flower Bomb so I pretty much stick with that and Chanel no. 5. All in all I think designer ish is overpriced and ridiculous most of the time. I'm happy to get quality items at a reasonable price. I also hate gratuitous branding (I'm looking at you Gucci) so I like Burberry because it's less flashy than the other brands. I grew up with a lot of very rich people and old money tends not to be flashy because they have nothing to prove. It's new money that feels the need to shove branding down your throat.

  • NuBeauty

    That's why the first step to real change is within. To start back loving ourselves and each others. Our problem is we so much against each other that most don't realize that you got so many people who don't look like you, that don't like you...just because of your color. Black people don't realize we are loving people but this country made us forget that. If you was raised in a neighborhood that your neighbors were more like your family then the point I am trying to make, you will understand. That feel of laughing in the "hood", the cookouts, kickball games, get togethers....remember those feelings to realize that we are some loving people. Its just sad that this country throw so many things in our way to forget that. I remember when we could go to each others house and have dinner/party/etc....now, we act like we don't even want to be around each other. Thats why I say....its time to start back within. Everyday is something else....this company apologizing...that company apologizing for something they did against black people. Honestly....I don't want the apology because you should have know better after the 1st incident. No...its shows that they do not care and we should not care for them either. I just want black to only "stay woke" (lol) but really open your eyes to whats going on. Time for us to really start to be proud of being black verse just saying it. Time for #BlackRespect

  • MrsSpice1

    Oh look No Tip and his fake pro black bs! Always got a tip for everything and everybody but your adulterous self and ya insecure going deeply insecure side chick/wife! U nig— i mean Black celebs go out yo way braggin and flashin these white designers that only Pretend to like you dummies because you cash out everything on there ugly clothes over yo own ppl and communties!! Braggin to yo own ppl that have it less about ya rich white fashion!! Then when they show you they dont care for you
    And this is what they really think thats when you hypos wanna cry protest shame and embarrassment! Nothing “they” do surprises me! Only the foolish get fooled!

  • Renee26

    Don't get her started ?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    For the basic people it is

  • Renee26
  • MsSapphire9800

    OKAY...T.I. is the new FASHION POLICE for black folks...so how long are we suppose to boycott this one 60 days or 120 days. And why should the average working person care...we don't buy that ugly over design garbage anyway...we are to busy trying to pay our bills

  • Renee26

    ? fuc the whole story... Moving rt along

  • MJF

    LOL!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile! A distraction #Again ! God not in this

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He is a liar thee end....

  • Reenaface

    Ricardo Tischi? Ain't that Kanye's... Nevermind.?????

  • Logan Roberts

    Nooooo!!!

  • Coy little wink

    Its not what you say but how you say it you always come thru as super ignorant...is that by choice?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Charlatan! Period ....

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I'm laughing, but I'm here waiting.??

  • Elevated Soul

    The modeling industry mainly consist and promote of liberalism and yet they keep designing clothes that consist of ropes? Imagine that......?

    Why are they apologizing to a 9 time felon? Oh that's right for SOME he is some type of leader....????

    I don't even waste my money on brands. TI and others who complain are at the shows and they are also buying this stuff,so now they are butt hurt because they may be showing the nyggas who buy their stuff ecactly what they tbink of them.I don't know if this is so called suicide fashion or just racism but I'm not going to be getting upset every time I see a rope and on top of that I wouldn't buy it anyway.

  • MJF

    Damn, I got 2 Gucci belts that I paid my hard-earned money for... now this shit choops. So basically I have to throw out my belts?

  • Ghost

    Trying to keep his azz out of jail!

  • EMILY POST

    The fashion industry just died yesterday.

  • We Can Do This

    Money is green but status is status!

  • NuBeauty

    Agreed. Not only he f*cked himself in this situation....he did not help us either. we already have the worst stereotype of all time...and he just give them another reason to knock us down. Thanks Jussie.....now we have to work extra harder!!! Damn liar

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    They do know what they’re doing. They want ghetto black rappers to stop wearing and tarnished their brand(s)

  • NuBeauty

    I sooo love your statement....YEEESSSSS, SAY IT LOUDER!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    So NOW black rappers are suddenly upset? They have been making these same white-owned fashion houses rich, while the designers have been making them look ike Bozo the Clown. Why are they just now realizing these companies have no respect for blacks?

    Our forefathers were BRANDED with the names of plantation owners burned into their skin to show OWNERSHIP. Today, you WILLINGLY walk around with the names of white companies plasterd all over your bodies, and worse, you PAY them to let you be their HUMAN BILLBOARDS..

    Grow up and stop seeking validation through white companies.

  • bella28498 .

    Yea trust me I know.....the killer is people be using indie
    Tax returns to buy 1,200 boots and bags the low end stuff, and I just sit there like ?? anybody saving up a few checks can get that. If u are not rich then u are poor and Gucci don’t want u wearing their stuff. I’m fine with that. I don’t need a 400 wallet or a 400 dollar belt.

  • Ghost

    Oh ..he lied! That’s why he has gone dark...he was the gay Tupac before...now he’s full of ?!

  • LeeSeeCee

    Right... So he should KNOW better, right?? They knew exactly what they were doing.

  • Scromes1212

    Cut it out smh Ye been said they were all racist.

  • Coy little wink

    Yes but Kanye is not black anymore so there's that

  • LeeSeeCee

    Bet he drops another mixtape too, lol. TI just cannot find footing anymore.

  • Sinny

    It’s mines as well. I won’t be burning any of my stuff, and I have a lot of Burberry stuff, but I won’t be putting another penny in their pocket. It’s easy for folks to say “throw it away” or “burn it”, but I worked hard for the clothes/shoes/accessories I purchased, I just probably won’t be wearing it anytime soon. I knew this was coming with Burberry though. I had a feeling they would be joining the bandwagon.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Here's a thought...has it been considered that Gucci, Prada, H&M or Burberry are totally unaffected by our threats of protest. They don't care. The average consumer is not going into the Gucci store. They are picking up their large logo branded Gucci (and other brands) via Ebay, Consignment Shops, Posh and other second hand sales sites. A protest from the black community does not affect their bottom line. You can't protest something that was not meant for us to begin with. The celebs (this would be you TIP) that are pushing for a boycott, the message is for your celebrity peers. BUT perhaps, instead of wearing your loud (other man's) logo "alll in the video shoots" you can promote black/up and coming designers.....saturate the industry with more of us, and stop trying to fight with those that didn't even mean to sell to us.

  • Miss Lady

    These people do not want the black dollar. These are not coincidences. No organization is this stupid. It is a trend and they are telling you the consumer how they really feel.

  • Sinny

    Which part? About being black or gay? I think it’s a bad look on both communities. That’s if he’s lying.

  • bemetoo

    Supposedly Jussie and his defense attorneys pulled out a Hail Mary before the African booty takers were set to testify before a grand jury

  • NewNew

    Lol, you are all the way over it Jenie. I feel you

  • bella28498 .

    Exactly!!! They are only upset because Gucci think they are ni993rs too. Rich black people think their money exempt them from being black ? I never understood this type of mentality from our kneegrows.

  • NuBeauty

    You know what....I really didn't even look at it that way. Make sense of on why they continue to do it. What is sad, time will pass and black rappers will get back on board, smdh

  • bella28498 .

    Yes he sure did and people told Kanye to shut up and create your own and when he did, it was your chit is ugly and cost too much.

  • Reenaface

    Cut what out? He may have said all of that but he still sat around these same " racists" designers to get put on didn't he?

  • Marlika

    Clifford is getting on my last damn nerves with his 5 mins of being outraged and protest! He needs to sit his yella down somewhere!!??????

  • SweetTEE

    He's extra annoying bc with all the fake protesting he does, he is still the same ain't *hit man he was 15 years ago.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Maybe the problem is you

  • Trace da Ace

    they knew what the hell they was doing....smdh.....

  • Trace da Ace

    #truth

  • Blue

    *yawn* bye burberry

  • NuBeauty

    Yes, both.....but I am be honest I forgot about him being gay. Like, we all know the black community and the LGBT(I apologize if the letters are wrong) community get a lot of hatred from the MAGA community but damn....don't make up something to bring in more hate. IJS....he did no good making up this damn storyline. #IJS

    At least get 2 white actors so your story can be somewhat believable. I couldn't get jiggy when they revealed the of two African dudes. From that point...it was official for me that he was lying. Hell, I never believed him to be honest....story didn't sound right from the beginning

  • Carrington

    While I ain't appreciating the exploitation of black oppression by turning it into "fashion" - this new "conscious" TIP makes me sniggle. I don't know why.

  • Nina Ross

    Southern trees bear strange fruit
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
    Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze

  • Nina Ross

    They want the white supremacy money

  • BingBangBoom

    It's funny how he ended up being the one to speak for the people. But yet better black role models and even more powerful stay silent.. Im torn with having him just shut up but on the other hand he does have a platform.

  • NuBeauty

    You are so right abut that "old money". #Facts

  • Coy little wink

    Lol....

  • Renee26

    I'm tired ?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    STUPID AZZES

  • NewNew

    Well, it IS ugly and overpriced, but I see your point

  • NewNew

    That Gay Tupac ish never ceases to annoy me

  • Andrea Williams

    That is so true! I have noticed the differences in new and old myself. New money such as today's rappers, tend to like their designer clothing with the name all over EVERYTHING. And some of it is just plain garish. But they seem not to care about what it looks like just as long as it has a designer name attached to it. Understated is soooo much better and classier. You don't have to let everyone know, in some cases, that you can afford Gucci. You don't have anything to prove. Less is definitely more. How is the weather? Today the high is around 58, but tomorrow it is supposed to be 80. Our weather is so crazy at times.

  • Scromes1212

    No lol he dipped and started his own company and now it's worth a billion. But he supports Trump so what he did is not considered black excellence smh

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I haven't shopped in about 3 years and I'm pushing for 4 because I've noticed how well I look by just mixing and matching what I have. I refuse to give my hard earned money to these designers who don't give me anything in return, except a label with tgeir name on it. I can make my own shirt and put my own name on the inside and rock that with much pride.

  • Reenaface

    Not sure what black excellence has to do with anything. He started his company with the backing of the elites and trust, those billions of dollars will come at a price.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly! That's black folks smh they say buy black and support then trash you when you try to create something black owned smh it's sad

  • LoneWolf1986

    How many different ways can these high end designers tell black folks (rappers) they don't want you wearing their clothes! This is NOT a coincidence. WAKE UP AMERICA!

  • Scromes1212

    With the backing of elite? Lol he used addidas as his bank. That's like saying I'm backed by elites cause I went and got a loan from the bank or a government grant. He owns his company

  • WinterIsComing

    Yeah, It’s such a shame! It’s time for me to buy a summer bag and Burberry was on the top of my list, now I have to figure something else out.

  • LoneWolf1986

    They don't want these high profile rappers/hiphop artists wearing their designer clothes, it's bad for their image and white buyers won't want to wear the same clothes as "those people".

  • Sinny

    I think I’m in denial because I don’t think there can be anyone as stupid as he is (If it’s true!) to not only set us back the way this would, for both Blacks and the LGBT (I’m gay but I can’t get with all of those damn acronyms- I’m definitely not down for with white gay mafia’s agenda. It doesn’t benefit my black ass!) but this has to be the worst, non-thought out plan with so many loopholes and stupid ass mistakes that I’ve ever heard of. Like did they really still had the damn rope receipt in their apartment? Does he not really realize that cameras are EVERYWHERE in this day and age? Hell, I have two surveillance cameras in my one bedroom apartment (I don’t trust maintenance and I can watch my dogs while I’m away from home). You gotta be some kind of stupid to come up with the stories he did. I will say that I don’t believe he’s telling the whole truth, and he took me out with the gay Tupac” comment. ?

  • Bonita

    He'll be the main one back to wearing the bullisht once his 3 month ban is up.

  • abby500

    These designers and fashion houses HAVE to know what type of reaction they will get. Burberrry had to know

  • Kimberly King

    TI is annoying. He needs to be outraged at how he treats his wife. There’s many black designers and these celebs don’t drop a dime on them. Either that or they want a discount or free clothes since they’re a celebrity. I just don’t wanna hear it.

  • Sinny

    I almost got the Burberry fanny pack last week but modestly settled for a LV change purse (the one you loop on your jeans buckle). I think I’m done with all of these high-end labels for good. I have enough to last me this lifetime. I’m going to start buying black. I just don’t know of any black designers.

  • Sinny

    Can you name a few black designers? It’s time I put my money back in the black community.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    IDGAF what those designers make. Rappers / celebrities should be outraged at how much they spend on that overrated mess. THE BLACK CELEBRITIES FROM THE HOODS ARE THE ONES WHO SPEND on that crap. I bet those designers don't like how the hood boogers done cheapened their brand and are purposely trying to discourage them. You see how Crystal did! All them dam bags and shoes TI done bribed his Ms Piggy with and now it's a problem. Not my problem!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    They don't care... Theyre brand has been cheapened by the likes of these dirty azz project strippers and rappers

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    EXACTLY WHAT I BEEN SAYING!

  • Duhhhh

    they fear Virgil position as creative director of Louis Vuitton will become a trend

  • SpiceGirl

    I just watched Ant Man and the Wasp and forgot Clifford was in that...that is all I have on this.................

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I don't care for this turd of a male. He and his itty bitty Lil white wife are not my cup of tea!

  • NeverSurprised

    Maybe because you know he's full of ish?

  • NuBeauty

    LOL....your whole write up got me weak!!! I agree with you on everything you just said....even with being your own security, lol!!! Yeah...he took me away with the Tupac comment...like boy bye and STFU!

  • Reenaface

    Is Adidas not a corporation owned by the elites? He owns his own company? Right! That's the narrative that they want people to believe but by all means continue on with that same narrative.

  • WinterIsComing

    I have not seen anything I’ve liked from the very few black collections I’ve seen.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Unnecessary damn lies ... smh

  • Rayscoty

    Do Ms.Tip still make music?

    He annoying asf

  • NewNew

    High of 34 today. More snow on the horizon for tomorrow. Only a month left of this mess though. All things considered, it's been a mild winter.

    Some animal has made an appearance in my fron yard. Left some gorgeous footprints the other day. Based on its tracks I think it's either a weasel or a fox. As long as it stays out of my trash i'm cool. Any new sightings in your neck of the woods?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    He adds a lil comic relief in the Ant-Man movies.

  • Sinny

    I think that’s the case too. ?

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Sinny

    ? there’s so many twists and plots to this story. I don’t watch Empire; but I feel like this is a Black Soap Opera! ??

  • Nathan Hastings

    Figure it out.

  • bemetoo

    ?

  • Queen B

    Naw just don't buy anything else

  • Queen B

    Naw just don't buy anything else

  • Nathan Hastings

    Typical smh

  • Guess Who

    LMAO. I don't know why you saying his govt name made me giggle.

    Well....this makes me want to call him clifford...but I'll settle for Cliffy.

    T.I. is officially Cliffy with me.

  • Guess Who

    Cliffy needs to sit his ass down.

  • Logan Roberts

    Welp Tip, it's time to retire all those blouses you've bought for yourself.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Bullshidt.....apologizes for what? it wasn't a mistake....them m'fers knew exactly wut they were doing

  • Sassie

    I'm tired of these bullshit apologies. Mothafuckas must REALLY hate black people. Damn.

  • Sassie

    He annoying, but he's RIGHT.

  • Sassie

    Cliffy, LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Eileen

    They did that to get attention plain and simple ...TI sue they a--

  • Applebum

    What is going on? I know we are in the last days but damn. And to think we’ve not seen anything yet. Things only going to get worse. God, please have mercy on most of us.

  • bemetoo

    Lol

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    I need folks to stop apologizing for ish they meant.

  • T3

    That's what I say. They do and say whatever. Then issue an apology like that's supposed to make it better. GTFOH

  • Reenaface

    The Jews have a saying about black people's money, they call it liquid money. They know our dollars go to everyone else instead of staying in our communities.

  • Reenaface

    That would take discipline and order which the black community lacks.

  • Andrea Williams

    Lol, the raccoon has been back a few times looking to see if we had started putting the cat's food back outside. But he is SOL. He has to stay gone. A fox I have seen, but a weasel? It has been a long time since I heard anyone even mention a weasel. I was trying to picture him in my mind, but I got nothing. Lol, the only thing that popped up in my mind was this cartoon weasel from back in the day. But I think that's cool to be exposed to a little bit of wildlife as long as they don't wreak havoc on your property. Georgia has A LOT of wildlife so I have seen my share.

  • Parent

    Stop supporting European designers period!

  • Parent

    Stop supporting European designers period!

  • SpiceGirl

    Lmbo....Cliffy it is......

  • SpiceGirl

    He did......it was kinda corny..but I liked it tho

  • NewNew

    The weasel in question is called a Fisher Cat and they are killers! They stay away from humans but will kill your cat or a wild Turkey with the quickness. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5594a2bce583799928a0bd549acb3a9e3558e850c19cfb6d16687f85fda4beaf.jpg

  • Andrea Williams

    Jesus!!! NewNew.........That is no cartoon looking weasel right there. He looks vicious as hell. I wonder if they are only in certain parts of the US because I have never heard weasels mentioned as an animal in and around our area. I'm not saying that they aren't in GA, but no one speaks of them. Just wondering about that. Girl, Jussie need a real beatdown if he is lying. Was killing his career the object? Child, they just broke in on Wendy with a press conference about Jussie. Stay tuned girl.

  • MJF

    definitely won't! not after that foolery they pulled

  • NuBeauty

    True...True...True. Its sad because the attitudes/egos will not let blk people see what that statement really means. Thats why other races know how to play on blk people. Maybe one day ( I Hope) blk will take the time and really understand that the money we give to other races, if we gave it to our own....the Black Wall Street we want back, could come back faster than ever.... but ya know....

  • NewNew

    I am both disgusted and shamefully entertained by this Jussie debacle. Don Lemon did a whole segment on him last night. Jussie wasn't gonna make a fool outta Don without him coming back to bite. This is a bigger story than the murderous coast guard lieutenant which is crazy.

    Apparently these weasels are found in Canada and the northeast states. My friend said they had stray cats in her neighborhood until the weasels caught a whiff of them. Now there isn't a cat in sight.

  • Sinny

    Yup! I was being naive! Smh lol the judge should throw the book at him for setting us back. People don’t realize this is a big deal. The race war will be starting soon. Might even affect gay people. I’m packing my bag for Mars now.

  • Reenaface

    The other races of people have a code that's how they keep their culture intact. Black people don't have a culture and don't stand on code because everyone's invited to the cookout.

  • Andrea Williams

    Good Morning, JUSSIE IS A HOT MESS!!!!......That Chicago policeman was just disgusted at that presser, as well he should have been. All of the wasted manpower for nothing. Jussie has given that psychopath Trump even more ammunition to cry "fake news" and to say that his supporters are being maligned and falsely accused. Then he had Robin Roberts and others looking like a fool for believing in him. I think that Jussie has a mental health issue. He went on t.v. saying "who would make this up"? Apparently, that is exactly what he did. Supposedly, he wanted a pay increase. Now, maybe I'm stupid but how could fabricating a story like this raise your pay? I'm not making the connection. They say that he paid the brothers with A CHECK, NOT CASH! He's ruined himself for naught. Really dumb move. And don't get me started about what the gay community must think of him.They have it hard enough as it is without him adding to it.

    Anyhoo, I showed Darrell the info you sent me about the weasels. And I told him that I had told you about our raccoon problem. And I told him that I had told you how the man wanted to eat him if we caught him. He said what did she say? I said she said LAWD! He has a warped sense of humor sometimes. Lol, NewNew, he said that to show our appreciation for the weasel info, he will dry ice ship you a cooked coon so that you can experience the southern delicacy. I laughed so hard at that. I told him that after you were revived and picked up off of the floor, the communications would be through. Forgive him, he's stupid. How is he gonna want to send you something that we definitely don't eat? I think he could do better on the appreciation style, just saying.

  • NewNew

    You have me cracking up in my office as we speak! Please tell him that I appreciate the sentiment and there's no need to follow through with the ice-packed "gift". His heart and humor are in the right place though ???. If I catch me a weasel I'll get it stuffed and ship it to y'all as a trophy.

    If I were Trump I would have jumped on this opportunity to yell "fake news" with the quickness too. Jussie paid by check but he apparently he wrote "training" in the memo so he could try to use that to dent their account. But as 50 Cent said on Power . . . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df785c2515fee97ad0534c91990838ea932b6d260d2ca9c1d6cce2bebd950c60.gif

  • Andrea Williams

    Darrell said that he is glad that you appreciate the sentiment behind his offer and he quite understands if you do not want to partake of his "gift". But that he will accept your "gift" of the stuffed weasel. Lol, he said that stuffing animals is the "southern way". And he'll put his "gift" in his man cave when we move. I howled. Sometimes between the two of you, I am laughing all day. This is a little off topic but I have thought about watching 'Power' but 50 cent just gets on my last nerve. Is the show any good? I love 'The haves and the have nots' and 'Saints and Sinners'. THOSE are my shows. Tyler Perry has a winner with that one. Sometimes I am late to the game with some programs so when I get some good reviews, I turn to my trusted fire stick and I catch up. Looooove my stick! It beats the hell out of cable any day.

  • NewNew

    No lie, I'd probably run screaming if I saw a real life stuffed weasel. We should let the dead rest. However, if the Man Cave will benefit then I'm all in! ?

    I actually boycotted Power for a while because of my disdain for 50. I hate the comments he has made about black/dark skinned women in the past, the way he treats his non-mixed son and, at 40 something years old he's a relentless troll whose huge platform could be used for the greater good. I can't stand his as?. Power is a damñ good show though and, as the Roses pointed out years ago, supporting the show supports the other black actors who have nothing to do with his shenanigans. Sometimes i wish we could go back to the 90's (my favorite era) when we didn't know so much about celebrities and their personal lives.

    I like Tyler Perry as a businessman and philanthropist but I don't like his productions all that much, I have to say. I did enjoy the movie with janet Jackson in it though but Madea irks me something terrible. My husband says I'm too hard on black entertainment but in truth I just want us to be great and sometimes we're just . . . good(ish). I like Blackish a lot and am trying to get into Green Leaf. Queen Sugar started getting too slow and I had to abandon ship. Again, I long for all those incredible black shows from the 90's. I watched Living Single from beginning to end when it hit Hulu. That show stood the test of time boy! Those were the days, sigh (looks off into the distance with nostalgia).

  • Andrea Williams

    Greenleaf is good. I am waiting on the new season now. I am so so glad to know that it is not just me with queen sugar. My gay, male cousin had been singing the praises of queen sugar, so I decided that when I finished binge watching Saints and Sinners, I would try that. I don't think that I got through the first episode. It just didn't feel right, if that makes sense? Greenleaf started out a little slow in the first episode but I hung in there and it picked up big time. It's good. But the haves and the have nots is a different side of Tyler Perry. It keeps you from the first episode on through to now season 6. It does not resemble Madea at all. It is a serious show. You'll be waiting to see what happens next. Twist and turns like you wouldn't believe. Darrell got hooked and believe you me, THAT is a miracle because he doesn't really "do" black shows. He does like Blackish and Black Lightning, which is good. It stars Queen Latifah's boyfriend Scooter from living single. But if you feel like it sometimes try the haves and the have nots. I don't think you will be disappointed.

    I have never seen a stuffed weasel, but when I was a little girl, about six, in Columbia, the garage owner across the street had a stuffed fox. His eyes were shiny and I was fascinated! Surprisingly, I wasn't scared. The stories I could tell about my early childhood in Columbia.

  • NuBeauty

    The F8ck bye with this lame ass comment. We have the best culture thats why whites feel the need to take it because they have none of their own and no real history. Everything white people ever did for this whole entire world was f*cked it up. Hell, we are the ones who even taught yall how to take baths...stanks a55 bastards. Go back to them mountains and caves.....nasty hair and breath. White people got culture alright....comes with bugs and flees, Black Plague...WP nasty disease along with mouth and foot.....dog breath, yall stink....can't dance ( and I do not care how much you have learned from US...U STILL DONT HAVE THAT RHYTHM LIKE US BABY)….INSECURITIES OMG....THIS WORLD IS F*CKED UP BECAUSE OF WHTE PEOPLE INSECURITIES....AND ON TOP OF THAT....WP HAVE MORE MENTAL ISSUES THAN ANYBODY WALK THIS DAMN PLANET. F*CKIN PILL POPPIN, COCAINE SNORTING, NEED SOME DAMN ATTENTION BECAUSE IN REALITY ...YALL WACK AS F*CK!!! #GetTheHellOutHereWithWeDontHaveCulture #BlacksWereTheBeginning #ForverBeTheEnd

  • Reenaface

    Umm, you need to relax with this overly aggressive comment. My comment was an observation about the black culture. We don't have one point blank period, that is why we have no code and look to other races for validation.