Last month’s MTV Video Music Awards were filled with drama and controversy and not all of it came from Miley Cyrus’ cringe-inducing twerking. Fans and audience members were also talking about A$AP Rocky’s awkward onstage moment with openly gay NBA star Jason Collins which left many believing that he’s homophobic. Rocky, is opening up about the strange incident and sharing that he apologized to Collins over it.
While introducing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for a performance of their pro-gay anthem “Same Love,” Rocky stood next to Collins and looked like he wanted to be anywhere else but there as he awkwardly pointed to Collins and uttered the word “homosexual.”
In a recent interview with The Stashed, Rocky explained that he watched the moment on TV after it happened and he was upset with himself that he came off as homophobic towards Collins.
“I’m mad that my facial expressions was like that because I’m not homophobic at all, and that whole thing just came off real homophobic,” said Rocky, explaining that he later apologized to Collins for the awkward moment. “I didn’t really notice it until I got home and saw it. I apologize to Jason for that, because people were laughing … I really didn’t think it was funny. I saw they were making all the memes and pictures and making fun of him.”
In the past, Rocky has been applauded for his pro-gay stance and for criticizing homophobia in hip-hop. However, Rocky explains that he was shocked when MTV asked him to talk about Macklemore and accepting people regardless of sexuality with Collins.
I don’t give a f— if you gay or you not, I just found it odd that MTV wanted to stand me next to this tall n—- when they are talking about gay people, that’s all. You know what I’m saying?” said Rocky.
Well, we’re still not sure why Rocky, whose spoken in support of gay rights before found it so difficult to do the same thing while standing next to an actual gay person. We applaud him for reaching out to Collins and apologizing to for the bad press.
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