The boys appeared in front of their parents with a business presentation to help secure money to start a sneaker pop-up shop that also sells bags and frozen treats.
During the pitch, a slide with a Gucci bag was shown to the group. T.I. quickly interrupted the slide show to illustrate why the boys should boycott the Italian fashion house.
“Now, you off to a good start but you got to support brands that support you,” the rap mogul said.
“Gucci specifically is on thin ice with hot skates,” he said in reference to the blackface controversy that occurred in February.
In response, Melo slid to the floor to remove his Gucci bomber jacket. The room laughed after realizing what Monica’s youngest son was doing.
“You have on an entire Gucci outfit Melo,” the singer revealed, but T.I. told him it was “alright” since he didn’t know about the blackface sweater.
In the following confessional, Melo asked King why he didn’t let him know that his father didn’t like the high fashion brand.
“Because you are in the new generation and everybody’s on Instagram and they know,” King said.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.