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A$AP Rocky Speaks On “The Gay Thing” In Hip-Hop In Interview Magazine

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A$AP Rocky covers the April issue of Interview, and in a chat with designer Alexander Wang for the mag, the “Goldie” rapper spoke on hip-hop and the “gay thing.” Acknowledging that having a microphone in his hand gives him a platform to tell people how he feels, A$AP singled out homosexuality as one of the issues in hip-hop that bothers him. He said:

“For instance, one big issue in hip-hop is the gay thing. It’s 2013, and it’s a shame that, to this day, that topic still gets people all excited. It’s crazy. And it makes me upset that this topic even matters when it comes to hip-hop, because it makes it seem like everybody in hip-hop is small-minded or stupid — and that’s not the case.”

A$AP, who most recently was romantically linked to Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman, named Jay-Z and Kanye West as a few of the rappers who are symbolic of a less close-minded way of thinking in hip-hop. He said:

“We’ve got people like Jay-Z. We’ve got people like Kanye. We’ve got people like me. We’re all prime examples of people who don’t think like that. I treat everybody equal, and so I want to be sure that my listeners and my followers do the same if they’re gonna represent me. And if I’m gonna represent them, then I also want to do it in a good way.”

With the coming out of Frank Ocean and the prevalence of androgynous fashion in hip-hop, do you think the genre has become more accepting of gay culture? Check out A$AP’s Interview cover above.

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