Not everyone is boycotting Gucci after the brand released a blackface turtleneck mask. Future, who famously bragged about how he “f*cked your b*tch in some Gucci flip flops,” revealed that he isn’t following the footsteps of 50 Cent, T.I., and Soulja Boy in boycotting the brand. The rapper explained to Streetz 94.5 that he has spent too much hard-earned money on their clothing to stop wearing it altogether.
“Man, I bought Gucci before it got canceled so I’m still gon’ wear it because that’s my money,” he said. “If you wanna give my money back then we can talk, because I’m a businessman. So, you can buy my clothes back if you want me to not wear it, but you can’t tell me –because I don’t feel like they did it out of ill intentions, but it ain’t for me to judge, you know what I’m saying?”
He added, “Y’all haven’t had no conversation with the designer. Y’all don’t know nothing about the background of the designer.”
Gucci’s creative director addressed the controversy in an internal memo following the backlash. Alessandro Michele explained that the turtleneck mask’s design was meant to pay homage to Australian fashion designer Leigh Bowery.
While Future says he won’t be boycotting Gucci, his Super Slimey partner-in-crime, Young Thug, was recently seen sporting the controversial piece. Suffice to say, it’s going to take much more than a controverial mask for either one of them to rid their closet of their Gucci clothes.