(AllHipHop News) Atlanta-raised artist Raury is becoming known not just for his music, but also for making social statements through public protests.
The creator of 2015’s All I Need album continued his role as a demonstrator during his modeling appearance for Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring-Summer 2018 runway show in Milan.
While participating in the presentation’s finale, Raury removed a bomber to reveal the words “PROTEST DG,” “GIVE ME FREEDOM,” and “I AM NOT YOUR SCAPEGOAT” written on his body.
The 21-year-old entertainer posted about his D&G protest on Instagram:
I never felt so alone, so terrified, yet so alive… Found myself in tears when I realized the people understood, and I’m not just screaming in the dark anymore … if ur in this industry remember that there is a god, and he protects the good… so do the work when aligned to. following my heart from this day forth knowing that I am living truth… If it ever means my end so be it.
In recent years, Dolce & Gabbana faced significant backlash for Domenico Dolce’s comments about gay parenthood.
The Italian fashion house also caught some negative critiques for its “ironic” troll campaign in response to critics’ complaints about their association with First Lady Melania Trump.
“The ‘Boycott Dolce & Gabbana’ T-shirt they created completely makes a mockery of what ‘boycotting’ is,” said the LoveRenaissance representative. “Boycotting is the people’s voice. A protest is the people’s voice. It has power. It changes things.”
Raury also did not want to be viewed as supporting a company that was linked to Melania Trump.
He supposedly found out about Dolce & Gabbana’s connection to the First Lady after arriving in Milan for the show.
This is not the first time the “God’s Whisper” performer took a stand against the Trump family.
Last September, Raury wore a Mexico soccer jersey with Donald Trump’s name crossed out on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The then-presidential candidate was a guest on the same episode of the CBS program.
“Honestly, fashion, music, movies, art, people, construction workers, human beings, everyone mingles with politics at work. That’s life. Show your true colors. And if you show your true colors, sh-t like this might happen to you. That’s just the truth,” Raury told GQ. “If your message is cool, then it’s cool. But if it ain’t, millennials are going to come and let you know. And we won’t let up.”