A$AP Rocky knows how to spark up some controversy, doesn't he?
On Wednesday, the F*cking Problems artist stopped by Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club for an interview and opened up about his beliefs on the Black Lives Matter movement and the sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby. Unlike Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams, the 27-year-old didn't drop any woke words of wisdom and decided to throw shade at BLM and give his support to the scandalized comedian.
Huh. Still, A$AP's interview started off decently enough as the up-and-comer explained he hoped his words could inspire peace. He shared:
"I want to inspire. I want promote peace, because at a time like this, I don't have all the answers. I'm not trying to run for Congress. I'm not trying to run for office. I don't have all the answers, you know what I'm saying?"
Hmm, go on. Unfortunately, the sit down took a rough turn as the New York native began rambling about the popular movement. Apparently, Rocky doesn't appreciate being asked about BLM as he noted:
"I hate when the bandwagon stuff starts. How come black lives only matter when a police officer takes it? It should matter when a black life takes it. It should always matter. All lives matter."
Uh oh. These comments come only a year after the L$D performer faced backlash for expressing his frustrations with being expected to be more political. While Rocky reiterated that his past comments were taken out of context, he also added:
"The racism is real. I don't go to middle America cities. We're in the major markets. We don't know what it's really like for the people who go to work and come home everyday. …. We don't know how they get along. What I see and try to promote is unity. It sounds cliché but n***as need love."
Well, he's not exactly wrong. Although, the controversial celeb went onto to essentially compare his interview hiccup from last year to Cosby's fall from grace. Umm, what?
The hitmaker relayed:
"He did so much positive things leading up to one thing, which he was convicted of being innocent for, by the way. People don't even speak about that, you get what I'm saying? All you remember is the 56 woman and all that kind of sh*t… Look, I'm not his lawyer, but I do know he's innocent. In the eyes of the law, they said he's innocent. You get what I'm saying? So, nobody talks about that. You get what I'm saying? All we know is that he was accused, he allegedly raped however many woman he raped, which, you got, it's so much issues in the world, you know I'm saying?"
Whoa. Be sure to watch the rapper's interview in its entirety (below)!