T.I. Brings Fellatio, Scandal to Downtown Newark

Photo via NJ.com/The Star-Ledger
Photo via NJ.com/The Star-Ledger

We're gonna go out on a limb and say that it's the dude's hand that does it, the right one, in this billboard recently thrown up by T.I.'s Akoo clothing line--something about lovingly clutching a girl's head to your unbuckled crotch just screams fellatio, or does so to concerned New Jersey residents of downtown Newark, anyway, who want the ad to come down. And they are voicing their opinions in prudish editorials! "Is the young, seductive woman about to have oral sex with the young man 30 feet above a major intersection of the state's largest city? Or have they just finished?" asks the Star/Ledger's Barry Carter. "This billboard was meant to sell AKOO jeans, a clothing line by popular rapper T.I. . . . but who can think of jeans when so much is going on?" Ellipses his.

Allegations include everything from racial-typing to inducement to exhibitionism, and Mayor Cory Booker is concerned about the youth of New Jersey. "So often when I am out in the community," the mayor told Eyewitness News, "I see kids wearing their pants too low and others using inappropriate language in public." Anyone who has ever watched HBO's Brick City miniseries knows that Cory Booker will in fact drive around your neighborhood and get out of the car at 1 a.m. to reprimand you for swearing or wearing a Mets jersey, so pull your pants up, children of Newark, and turn that goddamn T.I. mixtape off. And whatever you do, don't look up. [h/t Gothamist]


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