T-shirts in circulation at the Center for Art and the Media in Manhattan have been circulating on social media for months that claim to be from the center’s own artists, which the organization describes as “the original hipster community.”
The T-Shirt’s design features a black-and-white photograph of a group of men wearing blackface and a quote that reads, “The Gangster Rap Generation.”
The group of artists includes the likes of Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Future, Nicki Minaj, and more.
The photo is taken in a park with no cars or pedestrians around, and features a mural of a hooded man and a white woman.
But the caption says the group of “hipster” artists are all part of a “gangster gang” and are part of “the greatest generation of rappers since the rise of Eminem.”
“This is the T-SHIRT that is in circulation and distributed by the Center For Art and The Media in New York City,” the caption reads.
“It is the official photo of the group that created the mural.”
It’s not clear whether the T, a black shirt with the word “T” on it, is a real T- shirt or not.
The group’s Instagram account has been removed, but the T has since been re-shared more than 2,400 times.
The Instagram account of the Center also states that the T shirt is produced by the group, but does not state if the T is actually from them.
The T is currently sold out on the online auction site Biddings.com.
It’s unclear if the shirts will make it into stores, and they may never sell again.