(AllHipHop News) A$AP Rocky has been the center of much criticism regarding his sexuality and his appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards inspired an openly gay rapper. Rapper Chapman recorded and released “Gay Rap Song” following Jason Collins and A$AP Rocky introducing Macklemore at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
In a statement sent to Huffington Post, the Chicago native cites A$AP Rocky controversially poiting to co-presenter and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins when talking about homosexuals during the Macklemore introduction as motivation to create the song:
I’ve been making fun, less personal music for a while and kinda had all these opinions on the backburner, thinking I’d get to them as my career grew and I gained more listeners. But after the Jason Collins/ASAP intro to the Macklemore performance at the VMAs, it all just kinda came out impulsively and I recorded the rap on GarageBand in my apartment.
The track finds Chapman exploring the hypocritical treatment of homosexuals in Hip Hop with lyrics such as “Why gay people always kept in the background/They build the looks, create the sound.”
In a recent interview with The Stashed, A$AP Rocky apologized and cleared up misconceptions over his seemingly homophobic treatment of Jason Collins, admitting that he has homosexual members of his own family:
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 shit, 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 fuck if you gay or you not, I just found it odd that MTV wanted to stand me next to this n*gga when they are talking about gay people, that’s all. You know what I’m saying?
Check out Chapman’s “Gay Rap Song” below: