Quavo shuns Hennessy, claiming brand doesn’t support Black people
Quavo is asking his Black followers to boycott the Hennessy brand and is pushing both his fans and fellow rappers to refrain from supporting the cognac brand as they are not demonstrating support for the Black community. “My Folks Need To Stop Drinkin Hennessy. They Don’t Fuck Wit Us!” Quavo tweeted. “No mo Rapping about Henny.”
The announcement also revealed that the rapper will stick to cognac, although he will now turn to the Martell brand. “Martell Way Is How I’m Coming and They Appreciate It Better! Martell Blue Swift!” he wrote.
This is not the first time that a brand is being boycotted for making money off of the Black community. Last year, T.I. pushed his followers to boycott Gucci after it advertised a sweater that resembled Blackface.
“APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED!!!! We ain’t going for this ‘oops my bad I didn’t mean to be racist and disrespectful towards your people,’” he wrote after the company issued an apology.
“If we stop buying ANYTHING they MUST correct any and ALL of our concerns,” he said. “That’s THE ONLY WAY we can get some RESPECT PUT ON OUR NAME!!!!”
Recently, after the shooting of George Floyd, several brands have been shunned for their racially insensitive logos and policies. When people criticized Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s, they stated that they will alter aspects about their brand. However, Master P asked his followers to lend their support to his Black-owned alternative and to Black businesses in general.
“When you look at Aunt Jemima, and you look at Uncle Ben, we don’t own those products, we never did,” he said. “We need to understand that we’re not going to be able to put money back in our [Black] community because we don’t own those brands. Our grandparents [have] been having us buy those products because they think it’s people that look like us.”
“What we fighting for right now, we got to do it on a financial level and start fighting for those rights on the financial side and start showing people that we have people that are thinking outside the box, coming up with great ideas,” he continued.