On Monday, the Swedish hip hop duo Mohammed Ali posted an image of the t-shirt on Twitter and wrote: "Who pays SEK 1,499 for a racist t-shirt? Who at NK even approves of selling this?"
The musicians said that the t-shirt is of the brand Dsquared2, which has other prints in its collections that are similar to the one sold at NK, including one called "jungle love".
There were many strong reactions to the t-shirt, leading NK immediately to pull it from its shelves. Press spokesperson Karolina Solberg told the Nyheter 24 news site that the department store should not sell products that feature or can be seen to feature racist content.
Solberg added that the department store regrets what happened and will look over its routines.