In an interview with YouTuber Kerwin Frost, Rocky learned from his friends that many in the Black community were still mad over his comments and rejoicing in his jail time.
“I thought I addressed that in the past and to be in jail hearing people still trying to stir up some weird shit,” Rocky stated in the interview.
“What I will say though is in those old interviews I used to say ‘I think it’s inappropriate for me to rap about things I didn’t help with,’” the rap superstar told Frost. “I felt like when it came to Ferguson, J. Cole went down there and he actually was on the news and he helped. I felt like he deserved to rap about it. So when someone ask me that in 2015 I’m like: ‘I just feel, personally, if I’m in SoHo or I’m here I can’t even talk on that’… That’s appropriating. … It’s not sincere. It’s pretentious.”
The animosity between the “L$D” rapper and some members within BLM stemmed from a 2016 interview with Time Out New York, where he shunned talk about the Ferguson shooting while mentioning his affluent come-up. Later that year, his interview with the Breakfast Club only made matters worse when he mentioned “all lives matter.”
As A$AP Rocky’s words continue to haunt him, he made headlines recently for a leaked sex tape allegedly featuring him and his less-than-impressive “stroke” game.
Check out the entire interview above.