A$AP Rocky Talks About Hip-Hop and ‘The Gay Thing’ In New Interview

(AllHipHop News) A$AP Rocky is one of the hottest rappers in the industry right now. His latest album Long.Live.A$AP landed at number one on the charts and since then he has become a fixture at fashion shows and mainstream media outlets, but despite all that success the Harlem native continuously has to addressed one area of criticism that he cannot seem to avoid- the perceived “gay thing” because of his fashion choices.

Late last year Rocky appeared on BET’s 106 & Park in what many thought was a women’s dress. He later explained that the attire was a high fashion oversized designer t-shirt, but that didn’t stop the critics from pouncing on the “Fashion Killa” performer for his abstract apparel.

“Fashion was a natural thing to me,” Rocky is quoted telling Interview Magazine according to a report by the New York Daily News. “It was just one of those things that helped me be an individual … and it helped me get the attention that most people try to get with publicity stunts or by doing other crazy things.”

But does what a person choose to wear represent their sexual preference, and does it even matter? Rocky says it shouldn’t.

“One big issue in Hip-Hop is the gay thing. It’s 2013, and it’s a shame that, to this day, that topic still gets people all excited. It’s crazy. And it makes me upset that this topic even matters when it comes to Hip-Hop,” says Rocky.

A$AP Rocky also tells Interview that the Hip-Hop community’s negative focus on homosexuality is a black eye on the culture.

“It makes it seem like everybody in Hip-Hop is small-minded or stupid — and that’s not the case,” says Rocky. “We’ve got people like Jay-Z. We’ve got people like Kanye. We’ve got people like me. We’re all prime examples of people who don’t think like that.”

In the March 15th edition of Rolling Stone A$AP Rocky even called himself “the least homophobic cat in rap.”

Rocky wants to not only represent a new more socially progressive emcee, but he wants his fans to join him in being more accepting of different lifestyles too.

“I treat everybody equal, and so I want to be sure that my listeners and my followers do the same if they’re gonna represent me,” says Rocky. “And if I’m gonna represent them, then I also want to do it in a good way.”

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  • Rico

    Uhh No, entertainers are just ‘accepting’ the gay community so as to not affect album sales, or piss off anyone, as it relates to them getting money. Its all PC.

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    • ant662

      i agree cuz the ppl who buy the radio girlie singles are gonna b mostly women and gays so it wouldn’t benefit them to have a certain core following hate u because you called them fags so instead they keep it pc to keep all buyers happy and continue to sell those singles and in todays digital age of itunes selling a digital single could make or break u.

    • maya

      Maybe they are just intelligent enough to know that hating on gays is silly and a waste of time and energy. Gays have been a part of Hip Hop since the beginning. Before YOU, were even put on to Hip Hop. Gay people have always had a part in MAKING Hip Hop records – probably some of your favorite records of all time.

      Being stupid isn’t cool anymore. Being ignorant isn’t cool anymore. It’s time to step it up. *shrugs*

      • Freshly Snipes

        being stupid IS cool so is being ig-no-rant! I.E. 2 chains, trinidad james, (fake) rick ross, french montana, waka flocka, soulja boy ALL VERY ignorant, they rhyme abt dope, ‘ho’s’ ‘b*tches’ & killing other black men & at least 4 out of the
        6 are VERY stupid. but being gay is cool and ok b/c what? hollywood says so? take religion out of it gays cant reproduce every living thing on the planet is designed to reproduce. blacks(we)cant take any reduction in our population esp. since tons of us are incarcerated and oh yeah GAY.
        b/c its 2013 – doesnt make being a homo cool.

      • Not even sure what you attempted to say, but homosexuality appears in nearly every species of animal, not just humans.. It’s a natural thing and people should get over it.

      • RealistTalk

        Its not natural, boom boom bye on the batty boy. Now get over that gun shot faggot.

      • Well it is natural, happens in animals, isn’t a choice in humans.. seems just as natural as heterosexuals tbh, just not as common.

      • RealistTalk

        Humans are meant to be above animals, whoever thinks its natural to stick their dick where shit is, has had his nature corrupted. It may be common now but that sure aint natural.

      • See, this is just ignorant shit coming from you. Gay doesn’t have anything to do with anal, being sexually and romantically attracted to someone of the same gender is natural and occurs in all animals (humans are animals by the way) Also, lots of Animals have anal sex as well. Are you saying that getting a blowjob isn’t natural, since your mouth wasn’t made for that? it’s as unnatural as anal sex.

        I don’t really see how us being above animals means anything, we all have natural instincts.

      • maya

        You should put J. Dot up on that ignorant/stupid list.

      • Bumpy Johnson

        it doesnt matter being gay is hella fukkin wrong.

    • ms marjane

      Most entertainers are just getting over the public pressure to have an issue with every controversial thing under the sun. Fans (Stans) care way more about this than anyone else. i would much rather hear rappers just say – ‘im over it and i don’t care’, than make a public service announcement every time they see some other rapper in goofy clothes or go out of their way to present an image that excludes them from being gay/queer. Honestly, we never really know either way – you don’t really know these people. It’s best to just get comfortable with not giving a shit, and enjoy music for whatever it is.

      Wherever there’s art, people are going to be ‘different’. The fact that there’s apart of the hip-hop community that takes issue with this is clearly evidence that y’all never read your liner notes to begin with.. surely you didn’t bother reading all the liner notes on the records your parents listened to – the records your favorite rappers are constantly sampling from. The fact that some hip-hop heads really want A$AP to be straight in order to satisfy their own self-image, is hilarious. Your ignorance goes a lot farther than your phobia, you really don’t care about the artists that give you so much.

  • Cookie Fox

    Yeah I Feel Em On That, Everybody Got Somebody Gay In Their Family And Its A Different World Now….You Dont Reject Your Family And If You Reject Their Lifestyle On The Low, Then You Rejected Them Secretly. Its Just What They Prefer Sexually, But! Some Gay People Can Provoke The Wrong Attention At Time, By Not Doing Things Tastefully, “Gayisms” Are Being More Accepted, But Not To The Point Where Things Can Be Done Any Ol’ Kinda Way….

  • johnblacksad

    To paraphrase both Kool G. Rap & Willie D. … Live and let a gay be gay!

    • Bumpy Johnson

      kool g rap and willie D support homosexuality???

  • RatchetBlackWoman

    call me small minded but he just admitted that him, jay z and kanye don’t think of it as being “gay”…

    • C Loftin

      He said nothing remotely close to that.

    • No he didn’t, you’re just dumb.

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  • 100% agree. Let everybody live the life they choose.
    The more men are gay the less competition for pu$$y

    • RealistTalk

      Not necessarily, bi sexuals are gay too

  • Lol..go look at pics of Dr. Dre circa 1980..sheen juice, eyeliner, and lip gloss. That was 33 years ago now.and he’s not the only one..this is nothing new in hip-hop.

  • Mike Swiff

    This is a great story (I dont say that much but when its good its good) A$AP Rocky just made me like this dude. Im diggin where his head is…To the idiots that think he;s getting paid to say so-getting paid by who? the labels dont care, management dont care and the streets dont care. GAY people cant affect album sales unless your saying something negative about them and thats when the GAY Mafia swoops down.. Entertainers that say this believe it; its not a publicity stunt idiots!

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  • BibatheDiva

    The younger generation is way more tolerant than the one before.

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  • duh boy

    the feminem look seems to b the trend now. and who told him he was fly. i ain herd one chick say dis dude is handsome , fresh, or fly. Him and his yes men da only one that thinks he’s fresh

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  • Dwayne Nvo

    the gay mafia runs hip-hop
    -Fat Joe

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  • Bumpy Johnson

    reading the comments almost made me throw up..yall mothafckkas think being gay is alright or something to just turn your head to…its disgusting and gross. ASAP is homo fo sho.

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    • OTNOROT 416 Hip Hop

      So is yo dad

  • OTNOROT 416 Hip Hop

    He’s jus BI. Cuz he kissed a dude. Personally his style is garbage, bc SCREW HBA and been trill. But I like him as a person and rapper