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During an exclusive interview with rolling out for the film DOPE, rapper A$AP Rocky talked about the police violence that has been plaguing our communities in recent years. His candid answer and perspective may surprise you. What do you think? Is A$AP right? Leave your comments below.

A$AP Rocky offers surprising opinion on police violence against Blacks

Mike Melendy

Cinematographer, photographer, and camera professional from San Francisco, California based in Hollywood.

10 Comments

  1. TheVansOutside on June 10, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Stupid. He’s only repeating what the media says. …nope I dont think he has gone around the country doing personal counts of who is killing who Sel##ut ninjas ….cope out. and as he says. When I look around this what I see….so it must be true. Next.

    • Nigg.Newton on June 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      He makes a VALID POINT. Black on BLACK Crime is worse than Police Brutality and Police shootings.

      We need to look internally and fix that issue.

      • TheVansOutside on June 10, 2015 at 11:43 pm

        Wht ppl need to look internally too. But, for some reason I don’t hear anyone saying that EVER! not even blk folk….interesting..what slavery can do. When the guy put on the Batman outfit and shot up the movie theater did you say wht ppl need to look internally? when the wht coach molested all those kids…wht kids… for years did you say wht ppl need to look internally? when the 400 lb redneck motorcycle gangs started shooting in a public area and KILLED 9 ppl…did you say wht ppl need to look internally? One issue has nothing to do with the other its a cop out. ….Its like when Latasha Harlin was murdered that racist judge said she would not sentence the lady …because of “black crime” Yet, one case has nothing to do with the other…..I’m black I haven’t murdered anyone…so who are you fools talking to anyway? and until black ppl deal with the issue of self worth…then expect nothing to change. and that includes his sell#uut ignorant lame cowardly azz and you too bissssh. Black Lives Matter! Deal With Internally Bissh #maninthemirror black ppl need to stop supprot all these lames …that what we need to do internally.

        • MemphisFool on June 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm

          Self worth does have something to do with Blacks killing each other…if the community valued itself, then there would be a lot less killing because we would think, “what if this was me, my brother, son, father, or cousin” … regardless of what others are doing to us, we can’t ignore the problems within our own community where we have a “stop snitching” code embedded…we are killing our brothers at a far greater rate than the authorities are, yet we still refuse to hold each other accountable for these crimes…it may not be right, but other races can’t take us seriously on that account…we are the only race that only stand together in negativity but not for something positive…it’s time for us to band together and do the right thing and stop hurting each other and maybe others would be afraid to hurt our community because they will then know that our unity isn’t some fly-by-night, get my 15 seconds of fame, here today, gone tommorrow “movement”

      • Soapboxqueen on June 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm

        Black on black crime is an issue but so is white on white crime! The press is so one sided to the point of honing in one black crime but rarely flooding us with stories about black children that are missing or abducted.

  2. George Smith on June 11, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Ostentatious jerk, no conscience of self, gave a cop out answer for police violence and/or profiling. please son

  3. the facts on June 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Let’s review the facts:

    1) He a braggadocious rapper that is obsessed more with white European fashion designers (i.e Rick Owens & Margiela), than with his own craft (hip-hop).

    2) His lyrical content focuses on being a “jiggy n-gga,” not on social issues.

    3) He publicly disrespects women by calling them “b-tches” and talking openly about their sexual activities.

    4) He loves to talk about himself, violence, and derogatory themes. “Setting a precedent,” eh?

    5) He’s from one of the most black-on-black crime ridden areas (NYC), but only speaks about it when asked about white police.

    Seems like HE’S part of the PROBLEM.

    • 5aiah on June 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      But you have to admit he does it very, very well. His newest album is a new type of sound, I think it’s his ear for beats that sets him above most rappers. Right now he’s in his own lane in terms of the mainstream, Psychedelic Hip Hop.

  4. Likewaterforchoc on June 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    What’s surprising about it? He gave us the “New Black” opinion. Don’t wanna piss off white Hollywood and stop those checks.

  5. William Ramsey on June 14, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Spoken like a true house slave/politician!!! SMH