In an interview with Hard Knock TV, A$AP Rocky explains how in his very own way, he helped more of your folks accept the gays.
The Harlem-bred but Houston rap scene loving emcee explained:
“We made it cool – I kicked down the door for kids that’s my age, older and younger, to be able to wear Jeremy Scott sneakers, rips in their jeans and not feel gay. That’s what the society of the urban community tries to portray. If you do certain things like snug fashion, high-end fashion, other things that’s not really in the criteria of the small state of mind of the urban community, you’re ‘gay.’ Different is ‘gay.’ Weird is ‘gay’ where they come from. But they’re slowly learning because of a guy named A$AP Rocky.”
I feel like this was happening already, though a famous face tends to help. So we’ll chalk it up to fighting homophobia by altering the limiting perceptions of Black masculinity…with relation to style anyway. Okay. Gold star for Mr. “Goldie.”
Meanwhile, A$AP added why he harbors no ill will towards gays. Frankly, he doesn’t give a damn where you put it. Same for you, breeders.
“That shit ain’t gay. That’s just different. That shit ain’t gay. I’m a heterosexual man. I never been gay a day of my life. I used to be homophobic, but as I got older, I realized that wasn’t the way to do things. I don’t discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color… That’s immature. Not only that, not only do I know the difference between that, but I’m wise enough to know that that’s just stupid and wrong, and I’m just trying to spread that to everybody. Yo, you don’t have to worry about what he’s doing. If he’s gay, that’s his business. Why does it matter? If you gay, why do you care? I don’t give a fuck about gay people. I don’t! I don’t give a fuck about straight people. I don’t care. It don’t matter to me. I’m getting bitches, I’m getting money – not to get into my Hip Hop form, but that’s just what it is. I’m just trying to set the bar that you can do what the fuck you want to do because the world is yours.”
Video below, including A$AP talking interracial dating (hat tip to Hip Hop DX):