A$AP Rocky‘s recent comments regarding dark-skinned women and bright red lipstick raised the ire of numerous bloggers and many of the rapper’s fans on Twitter. In an interview with The Coveteur, Rocky stated:
“But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the fair 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–king for instance, what do dark skinned 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–k…”
The always-outspoken Azealia Banks voiced her outrage at Rocky’s commentary. She went on a lengthy Twitter tirade about his words and expressed how hurt and angry she was by what her fellow Harlemite had said.
Of course, with Azealia Banks, hurt and anger are expressed in salvos.
“Lol @ asap rockys lipstick advice.,” she tweeted. “Some people should just come out of the closet.”
She responded quickly to anyone who criticized her for addressing Rocky. “So rocky takes a direct blow to my image about dark skin and purple lipstick, then as soon as I’m a offended …. I’m the bad guy. Typical day in the life of AB.”
“That comment was so hurtful. Like hurtful beyond measure. Coming from him especially……” Banks tweeted. “It made me cry. It did.”
“Especially since rocky stole my hair style from the 212 video ….. ”
“I remember these dudes when they didn’t even have haircuts and cab fare….”