A$AP Rocky Explains How He Helped Society View Homosexuality Differently
A$AP Rocky says that he "made it cool" to express yourself through fashion, even if some might consider that "gay."
A$AP Rocky recently shared his views on homosexuality with Hard Knock TV, speaking on how others have equated his fashion sense to him being gay. During the interview, he said that he has helped the urban community accept homosexuality by making these fashion statements but that there are stigmas in place preventing some from having an open mind.
"We made it cool - I kicked down the door for kids that's my age, older and younger, to be able to wear Jeremy Scott sneakers, rips in their jeans and not feel gay," he said. "That's what the society of the urban community tries to portray. If you do certain things like snug fashion, high-end fashion, other things that's not really in the criteria of the small state of mind of the urban community, you're 'gay.' Different is 'gay.' Weird is 'gay' where they come from. But they're slowly learning because of a guy named A$AP Rocky."
He continued by stating that he used to be homophobic, but that he no longer holds any ill will towards others based on their sexual preference or skin color. The Harlem, New York native said that he doesn't judge people based on their lifestyle and that he hopes his opinions influence others.
"That shit ain't gay. That's just different. That shit ain't gay. I'm a heterosexual man. I never been gay a day of my life. I used to be homophobic, but as I got older, I realized that wasn't the way to do things. I don't discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color... That's immature. Not only that, not only do I know the difference between that, but I'm wise enough to know that that's just stupid and wrong, and I'm just trying to spread that to everybody. Yo, you don't have to worry about what he's doing. If he's gay, that's his business. Why does it matter? If you gay, why do you care? I don't give a fuck about gay people. I don't! I don't give a fuck about straight people. I don't care. It don't matter to me. I'm getting bitches, I'm getting money - not to get into my Hip Hop form, but that's just what it is. I'm just trying to set the bar that you can do what the fuck you want to do because the world is yours."