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Actor Michael B. Jordan faces claims of Caribbean appropriation over a new rum. Rapper Nicki Minaj calls on him to change its name

Posted On: Jul 30, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

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Posts from friends suggest Michael B. Jordan unveiled a new rum called "J'ouvert" over the weekend.
Caribbean fans say the name appropriates a Trinidadian tradition that takes place at carnival.
On Instagram, rapper Nicki Minaj said she trusted Jordan's intentions but called for a name change.
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Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan is facing backlash from Caribbean fans who are accusing the actor of cultural appropriation following the release of a new spirits venture launched called " J'ouvert Rum ." Over the weekend, fellow actor Bryan Greenberg and girlfriend Lori Harvey both posted images of a rum box set to their Instagram stories congratulating the " People's Sexiest Man Alive " on the product."Congrats swillyb13 and michaelbjordan on jouvertrum," wrote Greenberg. -Synpai June 21, 2021 The announcement first caused a stir throughout the Caribbean, where residents took offense to Jordan's use of the new name,...

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