Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky drew a tremendous amount of criticism from women and even fellow artist Azealia Banks following comments he made regarding skin color and choice of lipstick in an interview with The Coveteur. The A$AP Mob member recently addressed the backlash and referred to the criticism he’s received as “petty” during an interview with 93.9 WKYS.
A$AP Rocky explained that he didn’t see the comments, which compared “fair-skinned” and “dark skin” women and their choice of lipstick, as “an issue” and credited the controversy surrounding the comments with what he believes is the sensitivity of black women.
“Black girls just, ah man, went crazy. They just took it how they took it,” said Rocky.” 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.”
Later in his interview, the rapper was asked to give his thoughts on NBA player Jason Collins coming out about his sexuality. Rocky went on to commend Collins for his move and even shouted out fellow artist Frank Ocean for coming out last year.
“That’s his business,” he revealed. “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.”