A$AP Rocky wants to set the record straight.
Pretty Flacko is letting people know he wasn’t trying to clown openly gay basketball player Jason Collins when they announced Macklemore’s performance during last month’s MTV Video Music Awards.
During a recent interview with The Stashed, the Harlem rapper responded to reports that he was uncomfortable being paired with Mr. Collins:
“I’m mad that my facial expressions was like that because I’m not homophobic at all, and that whole thing just came off real homophobic. I didn’t really notice it until I got home and saw it. I apologize to Jason for that, because people was laughing and s–t, and you know… I really don’t think that’s funny. I saw they were making all the memes and pictures and making fun of him. There’s people out there that think I was doing that to be funny, and truthfully I got gay people in my family. I don’t give a f–k if you gay or you not, I just found it odd that MTV wanted to stand me next to this n—a when they are talking about gay people, that’s all. You know what I’m saying?”
If you didn’t see the video, Jason Collins was addressing the crowd about the importance of acceptance and equal gay rights, while A$AP was seen laughing, rubbing his nose, and looking a bit awkward on stage. When it was his time to talk, Rocky immediately promoted A$AP Ferg’s album, before saying:
“The next artist stands up for everything he believes in as far as everybody being equal: color,” then he paused and pointed at Jason and said, “homosexuality!”
We’re proud of A$AP for clearing everything up – but he should probably pay closer attention to his actions next time.
SOURCE: Necole Bitchie || Photo Credit: Getty Images