September 11, 2013 16:11

A$AP Rocky apologises for 'homophobic' behaviour at MTV VMAs

Rapper laughed as he appeared alongside gay basketball player Jason Collins at the ceremony

A$AP Rocky apologises for 'homophobic' behaviour at MTV VMAs

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A$AP Rocky has apologised for what he described as "homophobic" behaviour at the MTV VMAs.

The Harlem-based rapper appeared to present an award alongside basketball player Jason Collins, who is gay, at the awards in August. The pair were introducing Macklemore to the stage for a performance when Collins began speaking about his own homosexuality to the clear discomfort of A$AP Rocky who pulled a face and then promoted the release of the A$AP Ferg album when he came to speak.

Addressing the situation in an interview with The Stashed, an apologetic Rocky said he did not mean to come across as homophobic but admits that he did appear so during the broadcast. "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," he said of the incident. "I didn't really notice it until I got home and saw it. I apologise to Jason for that, because people was laughing and shit, and you know… I really don't think that's funny."

The rapper, who released his 'Long. Live. A$AP' album earlier this year, went on to say: "Truthfully I got gay people in my family. I don't give a fuck if you gay or you not, I just found it odd that MTV wanted to stand me next to this nigga when they are talking about gay people, that's all. You know what I'm saying?"

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