Last month saw Gucci receive a lot of criticism for its ‘Balaclava’ sweater, which very closely resembled blackface. The fashion house promptly removed the sweater from its collection and apologized for the offensive design, although many notable celebrities made it clear they weren’t going to support the brand going forward. “We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores,” Gucci explained in a statement.
However, it would appear one notable figure managed to buy the sweater before it was removed. Young Thug, ever the provocateur, has been spotted wearing the sweater in question while in the studio with frequent collaborator Gunna.
T.I., Soulja Boy, Lil Pump, 50 Cent, and Spike Jonze have been among those quick to call out Gucci’s design. Floyd Mayweather, however, wasn’t one of them, accusing celebrities boycotting the brand of being guilty of “fake advocacy.” Judging from the clip of Thugger in the studio, it would appear as though he doesn’t see an issue with the sweater.
Gunna and Young Thug had been in the studio working on what the former has teased might turn into a full-length collaborative project. “We pressing for this year, honestly,” Gunna told L.A. REAL 92.3 recently.