The group's Yolandi Visser lashed out at filmmaker David Ayer in an Instagram video, with the caption: "yes David Ayer, u jockin' our style."
She accuses the director of taking inspiration for the movie from Die Antwoord's style, specifically calling him out for ripping off the opening sequence to their Harmony Korine-directed "Umshini Wam."
Visser also notes that cast members Cara Delivigne and Jared Leto told her that Ayer frequently talked about Die Antwoord on set, but never formally "asked our permission to rip us off."
Giving Ayer the benefit of the doubt that the whole thing was a misunderstanding, Visser's bandmate Ninja accepted an invite to the movie's premiere. She details a "fake" exchange of pleasantries between Ninja and Ayer (during which the Die Antwoord member felt forced to act friendly for the sake of his wife and kid in attendance), then adds the icing on top of cake: "Den poor ninja had to sit thru dat hole bullshit movie."
The video itself features a number of side-by-side images of Die Antwoord's Ninja and Jared Leto's Joker character, as well as Visser herself next to images of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. It's soundtracked not so subtly by Craig Mack's "Jockin' My Style," and ends with a particularly poignant faceplant and farting noise.
Watch the clip below.
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