Could Being Locked Up Change This Rapper's Opinions?
When A$AP Rocky and his team were being followed by two men in Sweden, they repeatedly tried to deescalate the situation. They asked the men to go away and told them they didn’t want to fight, while also assuring them they felt threatened. Unfortunately, they didn’t let up.
The next thing you know, Rocky and his crew were fighting with the guys who’d been following and when authorities arrived, he was arrested. He ended up in solitary in prison and he’s facing SIX YEARS for this assault. This messed up situation was caught on camera, too.
Celebs, fans, and even some politicians have been calling for A$AP Rocky to be freed. There’s a campaign to get him out, but not everyone is going out of their way to help Rocky. Comments he made some years back have resurfaced to haunt him at this moment.
In a 2016 interview Rocky said: “Every time something happens because I'm Black I gotta stand up? What the f**k am I, Al Sharpton now? I'm A$AP Rocky… I don’t wanna talk about no f**king Ferguson and sh*t because I don’t live over there. I live in f**king SoHo and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate.”
A$AP Rocky made it pretty clear back then Black issues were the least of his concern. Now he’s in a situation where he needs the very social justice he was insulting not too long ago. No matter how much money you have, you can’t buy your way out of racism!
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