A potent potion of hits, fashion, and outlandish have seen rapper A$AP Rocky ascend into the major leagues. However, it’s also the MC’s forward-thinking cultural commentary that has caught the attention of the masses for the right reasons.
Case, point his feature in the latest issue of Interview magazine. Paired with a (now trademark) risqué photoshoot, the piece saw the 24-year-old New York native sit down for a Q&A with designer Alexander Wang – whose line he wore in the shoot.
Perhaps most interesting in their discussion was Rocky’s unprompted and frank take on the issue of homophobia in Hip-Hop. He said:
“One big issue in hip-hop is the gay thing. 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.”
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