September 11, 2013


Sorry, Not Sorry: A$AP Rocky (Sort of) Apologizes to Jason Collins

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Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic

Turns out we weren't the only ones who were super uncomfortable when A$AP Rocky stood awkwardly next to openly gay NBA player Jason Collins while he told the audience about his coming out experience at the MTV VMAs. The two were on stage together to introduce Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' performance of "Same Love" at the award show, and thanks to the faces he was making while Collins spoke, A$AP came off looking... we'll say it: pretty homophobic. And then he plugged A$AP Ferg's album for no reason. Criiiinge.

But A$AP was also upset about the way the whole thing came across, and he says it was all a misunderstanding. Kind of. The "Goldie" rapper told Stashed, "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.

"I didn’t really notice it until I got home and saw it," A$AP continued. "I apologize to Jason for that, because people was laughing and sh-t, 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."

So far, so good, A$AP. That was a totally legit apol—Oh wait, he's not done: "I don’t give a f-ck 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?"

So close! It was almost a full-fleged apology, but then he had to throw those darn exclusions in there. Is it just us, or does it kind of sound like he's saying (and I'm paraphrasing here), "Homophobia totally sucks! Unless you make me stand next to a gay guy talking about being gay."

Apology or half-assed sort-of apology, we're sure A$AP Rocky would still like you to know that A$AP Ferg's album Trap Lord is currently in stores.