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A$AP Rocky Chides Hip-Hop For Views On Gay Community

(AllHipHop News) Traditionally, Hip-Hop has not been inclusive of those that choose to live a homosexual lifestyle, but these notions are changing, especially with the younger artists.

A$AP Rocky, one of the prominent rappers from New York, conducted an exclusive interview with Interview magazine speaking on how he changed his own personal biases.

“So now that I’m here and I’ve got a microphone in my hand and about 6,000 people watching me, I need to tell them how I feel. For instance, one big issue in hip-hop is the gay thing,” he said in excerpts published in The New York Daily News. “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, because it makes it seem like everybody in hip-hop is small-minded or stupid — and that’s not the case. 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. 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. And if I’m gonna represent them, then I also want to do it in a good way.”

He said his upbringing helped him change his views.

“I came up in a world that was just crazy — and it was hectic and kind of radical at the same time. For me, growing up in Harlem and then migrating down to SoHo and the lower East Side and chillin’ down there and making that my stomping ground . . . That was a big thing, because I’m from Harlem, and downtown is more artsy and also more open-minded,” he explained to the Daily News. “So I got the best of both worlds. It was like being on the streets and then being in school at the same time, and I tried to keep my hands in everything just so I wasn’t missing out on any fun. I just always wanted to be knowledgeable of my whereabouts, my surroundings, and what was going on with our generation.”

The full interview appears in the April issue of Interview magazine. Click here for more.

  • Escobar

    This still doesn’t justify a grown man wearing a skirt/dress/leopard skinny jeans, but to each his own right? … Damn.

    Grandad: Riley, why are you wearing a skirt?
    Riley: Naw grandad, it’s a thug skirt, see there’s an extra flap for stuff you want to hide from like the police!

    Grandad: But you’re wearing a purse!?
    Riley: What?! Nigga this a Gangstalicious man-bag!

    • slim561

      Everytime nigs bring up this topic,I think of that episode. The Boondocks on some Nostradamus shit!

      • Escobar

        Truuuuthfully, guy. They say that shit coming, eh? It’s crazy.

    • RealMusicFag

      Gangstalicious man-bag…….. LOL
      And people think im gay for wearing a fanny pack…..

    • don king

      keep a 40 glock tucked under the skirt, a damn mac in my Gangstalicious man-bag matchin the pink v-neck shirt, catch a slug from the pretty thug make ur eyes n ur chest hurt.

    • LOL~N @ Gangstalicious man-bag!

    • Yea its me

      Says the guy who named himself Escobar who was a piece of shit.

      • Escobar

        Gyal, why you stressin’? I know I broke your heart, but nothing was the same anymore, lady. The thrill was over before you even knew it.

        Maybe another day we can hook up again when it’s all said and done.

        – Esco

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  • anonymouscaveman

    i feel rocky but it wouldn’t surprise me if it came out later that the homey “experimented” before.

    • RealMusicFag

      Every real man does.

  • He wearing skirts, kilts, whatever it is look real “Cray Cray” (Illseed…(Illsperm) voice.

  • atle fjeldstad

    I`m not a fan of his music, cause he talks too much nonsense on his tracks..

    But i agree on this one!
    Judge a man by his character, not by who he loves..

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  • AK

    so he called jay , kanye, and himself fags LOL

    • Tony G.

      No..and ur dumb ass is proving his point

      • RealMusicFag

        That he’s coming out on the side?

    • RealMusicFag

      LOL

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  • Slaughtr

    THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS YOU CAN’T FORCE ANYBODY TO LIKE A GAY LIFESTYLE IF A NIGGZ DON’T LIKE GAY SHIT OR ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH IT THEN SO BE IT.I HATE THAT SOCIETY IS TRYING FORCE FOLKS TO ACCEPT THE SHYT I DON’T NOW I WILL NOT DIS A GAY PERSON BUT THAT LIFESTYLE I’M NOT WITH IT AND MY OPINION ISN’T CHANGING.SO FCK ASAP ROCKY!

    • RealMusicFag

      You will except it, get that boipussy ready……

  • Slaughtr

    then this chump wearing the flag like amerikka love your black ass! stop playing politics field nigga.

    • Q.

      you mean house n!gga?

  • Jehiel

    Long live ASAP! I applaud this young brother for challenging the homophobia embedded so deeply in the hip-hop community.

  • Reblogged this on The Music Nerdvocate and commented:
    Refreshing that A$AP Rocky has these views. The article touches on how Hip Hop has been less than welcoming to the LGBT community, but it goes beyond that. At times, we as Hip Hop heads can be downright visceral and evil towards the Gay community. Hopefully this is a sign that things are changing for a more inclusive Hip Hop Nation, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • Yeah right…….Rappers are the biggest frauds, they do anything for some cash…..There are so many other things to worry about than Gays in Hip-Hop.

  • DJ7

    Hold the applause B, he’s still in the closet … stand on your own lil’ gay nig, Stop referencing other gay nigs to help make your point, if you truly believe what you’re saying, no one will lay hands on you b.u.t. we will joke your lil’ ass, excommunicate you, but no hands!!

  • Dwayne Nvo

    v=eR-Uy1VsiCQ

  • Q.

    Gay, straight…what difference does it make, when your music is trash???
    WATCH THE AGENDA.

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