Dapper Dan Publicly Thanks Floyd Mayweather For Supporting Him, Calls Out Artists Who Only Used Him: Y’all Got Famous & NEVER Came Back!
Dapper Dan shared an assumed message in support of Floyd Mayweather and other artists who’ve supported the designer throughout his career on Friday. In a throwback photo of Dapper, Mayweather, Dapper’s son Jelani, and another unidentified man posing together in Dan’s Harlem basement.
Dan shared a lengthy caption giving thanks to Mayweather – whose currently receiving major critcism for continuing to support Gucci after they released a design resembling racist caricature blackface – Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, and Diddy for sending clients to him when major labels/designers deserted him.
When the brands took everything from me and I was sewing in a basement, @floydmayweather was there. When artists couldn’t afford to buy #DapperDan clothes, I would give them credit, and then y’all got famous and y’all never came back. I’m not going to call y’all out, but I’ll give y’all the opportunity to speak up. This new journey for me started with #JayZ (@aintnojigga); Thank you brother for doing that #LifeAndTimes feature on me, which led to #KelefaSanneh’s 2013 “Harlem Chic” cover story in @newyorkermag. Shortly after that, #BlackTwitter exploded. Black Twitter is why I reached where I am today. And I want to give a special thanks to @wutangclan, because they told their stylist @monicamorrow to “find Dapper Dan” because they wanted me to do their clothes. And thanks to you too @diddy for sending @marnixmarni, @juneambrose, and @misahylton to the basement for clothes also!
Amidst the controversy with high fashion brand Gucci, Dan informed social media he would be meeting with the CEO of the fashion house to discuss inclusivity and how to maintain a healthy dialogue moving forward earlier this week.
Dan provided an update Friday about the resolution of the meeting.
The meeting is over. It’s now time for Gucci to announce how they plan to make amends for what they did. We had some of the best minds from the corporate world participating, and experts in inclusivity and accountability – 90% people of color. They made great demands. It’s time for Gucci to answer. That is supposed to happen today. Once we have received an answer, I will be announcing a townhall meeting in Harlem for us to talk about how we feel about what they have proposed.
In 2018, theJasmineBRAND reported Dan had a biopic underway and Jerrod Carmichael was expected to be producing it. Hopefully Dan’s legacy will be and impact will be visibly shown accurately portrayed within the impending biopic.