A$AP comments on the controversy surrounding his comment that dark-skinned girls shouldn't wear red lipstick, as well as his opinion on NBA player Jason Collins coming out.
A$AP has received a considerable amount of criticism for his comments in The Coveteur. The rapper voiced the opinion that dark-skinned women should not wear red lipstick, indicating that "you have to be fair skinned to get away with that." Azealia Banks, who happens to be of darker complexion, was one of his biggest critics, and chances are she'd have something to say about his latest comment if she still had control of her Twitter account. A$AP weighed in on the controversy in a recent ineterview, arguing that the comments were blown out of proportion.
“Black girls just, ah man, went crazy. They just took it how they took it,” said Rocky, who continued to argue that the sensitivity of black women was to blame for the controversy. "This is actually my second time talking about it cause I really didn’t even look at it as an issue. If people get upset at that I think it’s petty at the same time. It’s like they damn near wanna Rick Ross boycott me right now…Black girls, you know how sensitive they are, but they our sisters man. It is what is man. I come from a black home, so I know how sensitive black women can be. Especially when you talking about they looks or something like that.”
The Harlem rapper also went on to speak a bit about his views on NBA player Jason Collins recently coming out of the closet, explaining that he has respect for openly gay men, but not for those who refuse to be up front with their sexuality.
“That’s his business,” Rocky said of Collins. “I respect men more for coming out. They joke on Frank Ocean a lot, but at least he ain’t out here frontin’. It’s a lot of mothafucka’s they be out here they be in the closet mothafucka’s. I don’t respect them. I respect gay men who identify it and they out with it. I don’t have a problem with gay people at all.”