A$AP Rocky Responds To Backlash Over Past Comments On Ferguson, Police Brutality


A$AP Rocky found himself trending on Twitter Friday (July 15) over a 2015  Time Out New York  interview where he spoke about police brutality, social injustice, and Ferguson.

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The Harlem native said at the time that he wasn’t interested in making political music, and had no connection to protests in Ferguson spawned by the shooting of Mike Brown. “I live in f*cking Soho and Beverly Hills, I can’t relate,” he said.

Rocky’s comments landed on the scope of Black Twitter, and you can guess what came next.

The 27-year-old rapper, who appeared in the call for racial justice PSA “23 Ways” that debuted earlier this week, tweeted a response to the backlash late Friday.

 In short, Rocky quieted the social media outrage by explaining that his views have changed since the interview.

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