De La Soul "Stakes Is High' (1996)
Lyric: "Sick of Versace glasses"
On the title cut from an album that expressed contempt for the excesses of "gangsta rap" and the commercialization of hip-hop, it made sense to hear De La Soul vent about how they were "sick of Versace glasses." The very fact that the Native Tongues spoke out against Versace was a sign of how prevalent the brand had become in certain circles. But this commentary didn’t sit well with artists like Tupac and Naughty by Nature, who took serious offense to it.