A$AP Rocky has responded to the viral moshpit video that was captured at Rolling Loud New York over the weekend.
The Harlem rapper jumped into the crowd during his headline set at the Queens, New York festival on Saturday (September 24) and appeared to be struggling in the moshpit as someone repeatedly shouted “get him out.”
Rocky addressed the incident in a comment on The Panic Room’s Instagram account on Monday (September 26) after his facial expression was turned into a meme.
“That shit not funny,” he wrote. “sum lil bih was squeezing life out my nutz b.”
A$AP Rocky speaks on his viral moshpit picture ☠️
“Sum lil bih was squeezing life out my nutz b” pic.twitter.com/iWJGHf02oq
— Kurrco (@Kurrco) September 27, 2022
A$AP Rocky’s friend and collaborator Tyler, The Creator made fun of the situation by changing his Instagram profile picture to a screenshot of Rocky’s face in the moshpit.
Tyler, The Creator trolls A$AP Rocky over viral mosh pit terror ? ?
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) September 26, 2022
Rocky’s performance at Rolling Loud New York was cut short after just 30 minutes due to him arriving late. Following his set, the Harlem rapper apologized to his fans for the show not living up to his expectations.
“I am so hurt right now!” he wrote. “Last night was supposed to be a turning point in my live shows from the old to new! I will take full responsibility for the circumstances of what led to last nights show being everything it was and everything it wasn’t.
“I also want to acknowledge that even tho I prepared the best show for my fans, detail for detail, over the course of MONTHS… I was unfortunately not able to bring my vision to fruition and Im hurt about that and want to apologize to all of my fans and continued supporters.”
He added: “And thank you y’all for showing up for me regardless!! A$AP4EVA.”
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) September 25, 2022
A$AP Rocky got through nine tracks on the night, bringing out French Montana, GloRilla, ICYTWAT and A$AP Ant as special guests. He also confirmed the performance would be his last show before the release of his new album.
Flacko posted photos and videos from his Rolling Loud New York set on Instagram on Tuesday (September 27), including a screenshot of the moshpit video with the caption: “THI$ PRETTY MUCH $UMZ UP MY ROLLING LOUD EXPERIENCE.”