Exclusive: A$AP Rocky Apologizes To Jason Collins [VIDEO]


Last weekend, STASHED made it’s first trip to Budweiser’s Made In America festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The festival, which featured performers from across all genres featured the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Beyonce, Phoenix, 2 Chainz, Miguel, Calvin Harris and many more.

While at the festival, we caught up with MIA performer, A$AP Rocky shortly after his abridged set due to his tardy arrival. “I was just fashionably late,” Rocky joked after he finished performing. While we had a minute with the rapper, we talked to him about his recent appearance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, where he helped introduce Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. 

Rocky, who was alongside openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, looked like he’d rather be anywhere but next to him while introducing the performance of a song speaking on gay rights.

“I’m mad that my facial expressions was like that because I’m not homophobic at all, and that whole thing just came off real homophobic,” said Rocky. “I didn’t really notice it until I got home and saw it. I apologize to Jason for that, because people was laughing and shit, and you know… I really don’t think that’s funny. I saw they were making all the memes and pictures and making fun of him. There’s people out there that think I was doing that to be funny, and truthfully I got gay people in my family. I don’t give a f**k if you gay or you not, I just found it odd that MTV wanted to stand me next to this n*gga when they are talking about gay people, that’s all. You know what I’m saying?”

The LongLiveA$AP rapper also spoke on the happiness he felt due to the release of his fellow A$AP mob affiliate, A$AP Ferg’s release; Trap Lord. 

“I cried real tears when that came out,” Rocky said about the release of Ferg’s album. “The only thing I hate is when people think I’m the only talented person in A$AP Mob. So for the whole world to see what he can do, it was a real emotional thing for me. I really want people to see that it wasn’t just me who was talented. I never wanted this thing to be all about Rocky.”

And Rocky means what he says about sharing the love. Ferg, Rocky and the rest of the crew are currently prepping the release of an official follow-up to the A$AP Mob project, Lords Never Worry. When can we expect that? “ASAP,” said the Harlem representative.

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Photo Credit: Ernest Estime. 

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Kazeem Famuyide

Former online editor of TheSource.com and Senior Editor at Hip-Hop Wired, Kazeem Famuyide has now taken his talents to help create and head the new online platform, STASHED. He's also a regular on MTV2's "Uncommon Sense With Charlamagne" and has been featured on BET, VH1, Complex, Essence and Revolt.

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    Where’s the actual interview on video of him ? Or is there even one ?