Folks are calling A$AP Rocky out for his stance (or lack thereof) on political issues.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the “Fashion Killa” rapper is trending because of the comments he made about the Black Lives Matter movement back in 2015.
In the interview he did with Time Out New York last year, he talks about his feeling that he should stay out of social justice matters.
An argument did arise, though, at Oxford University, when you said you didn’t want to get political in your music.
I think speaking on a subject is fine, but I don’t feel like I need to make songs off of it. If I felt like doing it, I would. [That student’s] whole question was, “Why haven’t you [gotten political?” I’m like, Bitch, ’cause I don’t feel like it. Kendrick is doing that already. J. Cole is doing it already. Let them deal with that shit. I wanna talk about the fucked-up shit in my life. Not that fucked-up shit I see on TV. Because, I’m not there. How am I gonna talk about something I’m not helping? It’s fucked up. It’s a touchy subject.
Do you ever feel like you’re being forced to address these issues?
They’re not forcing me to do shit. I’m just gonna stay black and die. Why, because I’m black? So every time something happens because I’m black I gotta stand up? What the fuck am I, Al Sharpton now? I’m A$AP Rocky. I did not sign up to be no political activist. I wanna talk about my mother fuckin’ 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 fucking 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 these fashion studios; I’m in these bitches’ drawers. I’m not doing anything outside of that. That’s my life.
Fans remain upset about A$AP’s stance. Here’s what a few had to say on Twitter.
Might the people have a point?