#BlackTwitter is reacting to the incarceration of rapper #ASAPRocky. Some Twitter users are even questioning other’s support, highlighting Rocky’s history of mocking and neglecting Black issues.
A$AP Rocky is currently being held in a Sweden jail after a video went viral of him defending his himself, his crew and two women, who claimed to have been harassed. The incident escalated into a full-out brawl, which ended with the rapper being arrested. The 30-year-old was in Europe for his summer tour but is now being held for two weeks in Stockholm where he is under investigation for assault.
While some are signing petitions and advocating for the rapper’s release, others are reminding supporters of Rocky’s previous controversial comments made towards the Black community and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Regardless of how niggas feel about ASAP Rocky & the shit that he’s said, he’s still a black man in distress incarcerated in a whole different country for something that wasnt his fault. Y’all the same ppl that be like “We gotta protect our black men.” Fucking weirdos.
— Erika ? (@planetpineapple) July 10, 2019
Chris Brown openly swerves black women yet his album went number 1 but y’all ready to let ASAP Rocky rot in a Swedish jail over comments from 5 years ago, streets is done ??♂️
— Dwayne Ducky (@Pink_Marse) July 10, 2019
Black women are often the punchline of society’s joke, and sometimes Black men throw some of those jabs. Rocky became one of those Black men when he said only “fair-skinned” women can pull off red lipstick. “But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that. Just like if you were to wear like—f*cking for instance, what do dark skin girls have that you know fair skinned girls cant do… Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls! Purple lipstick, guys! Like, what the f*ck…,” Rocky said during a 2016 interview with The Covetuer. While he apologized, he added that he still meant what he said in the interview.
“Dark skin women shouldn’t wear red” ASAP ROCKY?
“Let’s talk about black on black crime” -ASAP ROCKY?
“Bill Cosby is innocent”-ASAP ROCKY? pic.twitter.com/SfHUQjfyVx
— Chadwick’s SideEye (@angiethedon) July 9, 2019
ASAP Rocky wouldn’t let me into his party cause there was “already too many black girls” keep that nigga in jail fuck him and his doo doo braids
— mazikeen of lilim ? (@neazybynature) July 6, 2019
Why would I boycott Sweden over ASAP Rocky???? The comments he has made about black women were disgusting. Good luck to him in prison. #LockedUpAbroad
— Jacqualine N. Ebule ????? (@JackieEbule) July 9, 2019
It’s really hard to feel sorry for someone like ASAP rocky. He’s the type of black person to distance himself but when you need support from us come crawling back .. you can’t say you don’t care about Ferguson but want niggas to sign a petition … not in 2019
— Auntie (@KyTHOROUGHBRED_) July 10, 2019
Additionally, Rocky separated himself from the Black community and said he couldn’t relate to Black issues because he lives in SoHo and Beverly Hills, according to a 2015 interview with Time Out New York. “I don’t wanna talk about no fucking Ferguson and shit because I don’t live over there. I live in fucking SoHo and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate,” he said. In regards to the Black Lives Matter Movement, he said “I just get upset, and what I was really trying to say there was, like, yo, I just, I hate when the bandwagon stuff start. I mean, how come, you know, black lives only matter when a police take ’em, when a police officer takes it? And it should be like, black lives; it should matter when a black life take it. You know what I mean? It should always matter. All lives matter!”
The funny ass irony of ASAP Rocky feeling the mistreatment of the law & wanting black people to support him when he dogged #BLM & couldn’t relate to the “poor people in Ferguson” ???
— Sin™ (@OriginalSin7) July 9, 2019
asap rocky? the clown who said black girls shouldn’t wear red lipstick? n yall, black girls, sad he got locked up? pity. pic.twitter.com/YzZaSZetTW
— ???♀️koko so tokyo ??♀️? (@killerkultkilos) July 6, 2019
ASAP Rocky thought he was White but Sweden didnt put him in the White Jail. They put him in the same jail they would put a Ferguson , Missouri Black in..they put him in the n*gga jail.Thank Mexican Jesus for Dr. Boyce Watkins highlighting the Bojangling f*ckery of ASAP Rocky.
— Zach Clifton ?? (@HeadlineHOUSE) July 10, 2019
Asap Rocky has said some slick shit over the years regarding black women /things pertaining to black people. Now he’s in jail in Sweden where they could give a fuck less about his black life mattering. The universe is listening to you dumb niggas #stupidass
— ? RedMic ? (@OnlyRedMic) July 10, 2019
While y’all on ASAP Rocky line… are y’all gonna give Lil Wayne that same ass energy because I’m positive he also said racism doesn’t existent because he hasn’t had it happen to him and that the black lives matter movement ain’t got shit to do with him
— SydneyRenee’ (@SyydNee_) July 10, 2019
No one should be wrongly imprisoned but should the Black community have Rocky’s back when he’s blatantly expressed his intentional lack of support for the Black community? What do you think?