Rapper A$AP Rocky Doesn't Care If You're Gay (or Yellow)
By Jerry Portwood
In one of the stranger Q&As we've read recently, rapper A$AP Rocky spoke with Pitchfork about his recent debut, which is expected to be a hip-hop event on Monday when it drops because of the $3-million deal he signed with Sony/RCA subdivision, Polo Grounds Music. But it's the stuff he says about his gay brothers that really got us going. As he explains at one point:
"Really though, I was dating this chick from Czechoslovakia-- is that how you pronounce it? Her dad used to be around the house like, [sings] "Everything is purple." Mind you, this is a rich-ass nigga with a Bentley, all that shit. I've had fucking corporate white niggas come up to me and say, "What's up? I love that shit." I live for that, because the black motherfuckers from Harlem and the Bronx didn't accept us. They thought we were gay.
I'm going to be honest with you-- I used to be homophobic, but that's fucked up. I had to look in the mirror and say, "All the designers I'm wearing are gay." I hear stories about all these industry motherfuckers who are gay, and I don't know if it's true or not, but that shit don't matter. It's so immature."
Later, he goes on to say:
"I'm not the leader [laughs]. People try and focus on me, but Clams is an impeccable producer, and so is Ty Beats, so is Spaceghost. We all became vegetarians about a month ago-- that means these guys are really dedicated. They're on this dark shit with the all-black [clothes], they want to be rebels. I respect it. It's a cult-- they even have codes. They recruited A$AP people from Vancouver, Arizona, Utah. It's a secret society.
But don't get scared-- it's not no Illuminati shit. But it is a brotherhood because the days of racial barriers are over. The days of sexual preference are over-- if you're gay, that's your business. That doesn't stop you from being my brother. If you yellow, you're still my brother. Let's smoke some weed."
Are we wrong, or doesn't it kinda sound like a those online profiles from chill guys who just want to hang out, watch some porn, eat some veggies and ... see what happens?