Tommy Hilfiger Reflects on Racist Comment Rumor, Talks Hip-Hop and New Book 

Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger witnessed the demand for his clothing increase significantly after some of the ’90s’ most popular hip-hop and R&B artists endorsed the brand. From Grand Puba to Snoop Dogg to Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child, many of music’s urban stars were seen clad in apparel emblazoned with the Hilfiger logo. 

Hilfiger’s brand and integrity both took a hit after a rumor surfaced in the mid ’90s that he didn’t approve of minorities wearing his clothes. Around a decade after it came to light, Hilfiger appeared on Oprah in 2007 to dispel the rumor

During a recent appearance on the Wendy Williams Show to promote his memoir American Dreamer, Hilfiger reflected on the rumor and how it impacted his life. 

Hilfiger also touched on how he took $150 and turned it into a prosperous lifestyle brand; the role hip-hop played in his brand’s success; and helping the likes of Russell Simmons and P. Diddy start their own clothing lines. 

Check it out below.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.