Die Antwoord, a South African “rap-wave” group that had a small role in last year’s Chappie, has accused director David Ayer of ripping off their style.
In an Instagram post shared earlier today, the band, which includes members Ninja and Yolandi, claims Ayer was deliberate in his actions when creating the DCEU versions of Joker and Harley Quinn. They even made a video comparing “all da lil tiny details [Ayer] nibbeld,” which you can see below.
The group claims Ayer was actually in touch with them ahead of Suicide Squad’s release, and even routinely mentioned them on set.
Here is a partial quote from Die Antwoord’s Instagram post, which is obviously full of errors:
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”.
It’s true there are similarities in the video presented by Die Antwoord but I don’t think it’s particularly egregious. At least it’s not quite as bad as James Franco’s Alien in Spring Breakers, which was essentially the movie version of Riff Raff.
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