A$AP Rocky’s been going through the ringer this past week.
A Time Out New York interview A$AP Rocky did in 2015 came back to bite him in the ass, and now he’s clearing up his controversial statement. In the 2015 interview, he said:
“I don’t wanna talk about no f*cking Ferguson and shit because I don’t live over there! I live in f*cking Soho and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate. I’m in the studio; I’m in these fashion studios; I’m in these bitches’ drawers. I’m not doing anything outside of that. That’s my life.”
After catching a massive amount of heat on the internet and in the media for the statement, A$AP Rocky stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to put context to his statement and to clear up the mess he created.
“I want to clear the airways. That whole interview was taken out of context of what I said. I feel terrible as a black man and as an American,” he said. “I don’t understand how they can say a dark skinned n*gga don’t like black people. You do these interview with these European reporters who want to make a name for themselves and they take things out of context.”
Rocky went on to explain what he meant about pressures to be political as a rapper.
“Basically, I look at it like you got your favorite rappers today, I don’t know if it’s Thug, Future, or Drake, but you don’t always hear their content about political sh*t. Why put me on the pedestal for that? Especially when I’m not asking for that. I want to make music, I want to inspire, I want to promote peace. At a time like this I don’t have all the answers. I want to promote prosperity, especially for black people,” he continued.
Check out A$AP Rocky’s full interview up top.
SOURCE: Power 105