A$AP Rocky has responded to the controversy surrounding comments he made about Black Lives Matter and Ferguson.
The New York rapper had discussed the issues in an interview with Time Out New York last year and quotes from the piece recently resurfaced online.
In the interview, Rocky said: “So every time something happens because I’m black I gotta stand up? What the fuck am I, Al Sharpton now? I’m A$AP Rocky. I did not sign up to be no political activist. I wanna talk about my motherfuckin’ lean, my best friend dying, the girls that come in and out of my life, the jiggy fashion that I wear, my new inspirations in drugs!
“I don’t wanna talk about no Ferguson and shit because I don’t live over there! I live in fucking Soho and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate. I’m in the studio; I’m in the fashion studios; I’m in these bitches’ drawers. I’m not doing anything outside of that. That’s my life.”
Rocky took to Twitter to respond to the criticism he was facing for the comments. He has since deleted the first two tweets of his missive, as The Source reports.
“IF NIGGAS WANNA GAS INTERVIEWS FROM OVER A YEAR AGO BE MY GUEST, ALL THIS SOCIAL INJUSTICE MAKES ME FUKIN SICK, THO IM STILL NO POLITICIAN,” he wrote in one.
He continued: “I KNOW MY STATEMENT SEEMED INSENSITIVE BUT THE SAD THING IS U BASE UR THOUGHTS OF ME OFF AN INTERVIEW FROM 2015 DAT U NEVER EVEN FULLY READ”.
Later, he retweeted a fan’s tweet which read: “I don’t think ASAP Rocky was trying to say he doesn’t care, I think he’s trying to say he’s a rapper not a political activist……”
I don't think ASAP Rocky was trying to say he doesn't care, I think he's trying to say he's a rapper not a political activist……
— aubrihanna (@champagne6ixy) July 15, 2016
He added: “FUK ALL THESE COPS KILLIN THE URBAN YOUTH DEM, N FUK ALL YALH NIGGAS FOR DICK RIDIN ON BASH ROCKY DAY, LMAO, UNTIL NEXT TIME TWITTER”.