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It appears that 24-year-old Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky got way more than he bargained for when he decided to offer his two cents on dark-skinned women and their choice of lipstick color. In case you missed it, the outspoken New Yorker expressed during an interview that he didn’t find red lipstick to be attractive and dark-skinned women and that only fair-skinned women could get away with rocking a red lip.
A$AP was blasted by women across the web almost immediately for his ridiculous and unwarranted comment. Even fellow Harlem emcee Azealia Banks went after the rapper, telling him that he needs to just “come out of the closet” already.
Now, almost two months later, Rocky has decided to respond to harsh criticism he’s received as a result of his comments. In an interview with 93.9 WKYS, he said that Black women are super sensitive when you comment on their appearance and dramatically claimed that Black girls seemed like that were ready to “Rick Ross boycott him.”
“Black girls just, ah man, went crazy. They just took it how they took it. This is actually my second time talking about it cause I really don’t really look at it as an issue. If people get upset at that I think it’s petty at the same time. It’s like they d*mn near wanna Rick Ross boycott me right now, over some lipstick controversy. Black girls, you know how sensitive they are, but they our sisters man. It is what is man. I come from a Black home, so I know how sensitive Black women can be. Especially when you talking about they looks or something like that. You can’t say nothing about they glasses, they nails, none of that because then you’re a womanizer or you’re a racist. I don’t know how I’m going to be racist. I have to wake up and look at my black a** in the mirror everyday. It’s like, what are you talking about? But it is what it is, man. I’m proud to be Black.”
Clearly, he still doesn’t get it.
Turn the page to watch A$AP’s interview.
“Some People Should Just Come Out Of The Closet”: Azealia Banks Comes For A$AP Rocky For Red Lipstick Comments
We told you a few days ago how Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky, in an interview with The Coveteur, shared his beauty advice with women (yes, he’s a man) and got a pretty negative response for it after saying that only light-skinned women (no, he’s NOT a light-skinned black man or woman) should walk around wearing red lipstick. His comments went something like this if you forgot:
“I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that. Just like if you were to wear like—F**king for instance, what do dark skin girls have that you know fair skinned girls can’t do…Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls! Purple lipstick, guys! Like, what the F**k.”
I think we can all agree unanimously that that was a major FAIL on his part. And out of all the women who felt some kind of way about his comments, female rapper Azealia Banks (who loves us by the way…naw, I’m just kidding!) took the comments personally, seeing as she wears red and purple lipstick, and had her own plum shade called Yung Rapunxel while doing a collaboration with MAC last year. She took to Twitter on multiple occasions in the last day or so to let it be known that she took her fellow Harlem MC’s opinions personally…
Lol @ asap rockys lipstick advice.
Some people should just come out of the closet.
Guess some people weren’t feeling her first couple of comments, because she talked about his comments again today and responded to them. And then spoke her opinion a few more times in the last few hours.
So rocky takes a direct blow to my image about dark skin and purple lipstick, then as soon as I’m a offended …. I’m the bad guy.
Typical day in the life of AB.
That comment was so hurtful. Like hurtful beyond measure. Coming from him especially……
It made me cry. It did.
Especially since rocky stole my hair style from the 212 video …..
I remember these dudes when they didn’t even have haircuts and cabfare….
Veeeery interesting. According to A$AP, Banks used to date a member of the collective A$AP Mob, and even if she didn’t, Harlem isn’t that big, so I’m sure that they did know each other well before we knew anything about these two in the industry. Hence her last Twitter comment. And while she hasn’t said much about him before his misguided lipstick advice, he’s had plenty to say about her. He told Rap-Up last year that she needed to quit with all the beefs:
“I like her for what she’s worth. I do think she gotta chill out with the beefin’ and all that other stuff and disrespecting the O.G.s. She the homegirl, so it ain’t nothin’ but a little talk to her. I think if she stays out of trouble, she’ll have longevity.”
Well, she’s coming for you now, your lipstick advice, sexuality, AND your hair, bruh! Oh the drama…
What do you think of her comments about his own comments?
24-year-old Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky aka Rakim Mayers appears to have just landed himself in the hot seat with the ladies. Did he nonchalantly rap about date rape? No (Well, at least not that we know of). Did he discredit the civil rights movement by spitting sexually explicit and disrespectful lyrics about a civil rights icon? Well, no. His offense was way less dramatic, but an offense nonetheless. During a recent interview with The Coveteur, when asked his opinion on women who wear make-up, the “Choppas On Deck” rapper expressed that he isn’t a fan of red lipstick on dark-skinned women.
“I like red lips, it’s fine. I’m going to be real, though: it’s bad for making out, because it gets on the guys. 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**king 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**k,” said Mayers.
You can probably guess that the hasty blanket statement wasn’t well received, especially considering all of the dark-skinned beauties who fiercely and flawlessly rock red lipstick.
“Oh ASAP, you should just stick to rapping. You clearly know nothing about perfecting a bold and beautiful lip. While there isn’t one universally flattering red, there are definitely enough shades out there to find the right one for every skin tone. And last time we checked ASAP’s fellow Harlem-native rapper Azealia Banks, who has a lovely dark chocolate complexion, is making a pretty penny off her purple-hued pout,” wrote the Huffington Post’s Julee Wilson in an article titled, “ASAP Rocky’s Misguided Beauty Advice.”
More interesting commentary came from the ladies over at CLUTCH, who compiled a photo presentation of brown-skinned stunners who have been able to pull of the red lip in an article titled, “Dear ASAP Rocky: Here’s Why You’re Wrong About Dark-Skinned Women and Red Lipstick.”
“Of course, this flawed logic isn’t surprising coming from someone whose known for his Rag doll braided hairstyle. But I want to address it because these kind of egregious myths associated with skin color are far too prevalent. ASAP Rocky isn’t the first to believe this untruth, and he won’t be the last. Red lipstick is one of those magical colors that work on everyone. Women with skin tones that range from deep to pale can find their perfect red and wear it with ease,” a portion of the essay reads.
Twitter also offered some pretty humorous commentary on the rapper’s beauty tips.
What are your thoughts on A$AP Rocky’s “beauty tips?”
From Style Blazer
Stop, collaborate and listen: could it be that Vanilla Ice’s style was ahead of time? We know, but just hear us out on this one. GQ calls the ’90s guilty pleasure hip-hop’s best kept style secret, and we can totally understand why the game has kept this one mum. But lyrics aside (wax a chump like a candle?), he did sport some flashy fashion. True, he wasn’t the only one taking fashion risks. But today’s hottest in the game like A$AP Rocky aren’t necessarily wearing their clothing backward like Kris Kross (yet!), or have fully given in to MC Hammer’s genie pants. So we might have to give it to Vanilla Ice after all. Too cold.
Read more at StyleBlazer.com.
Is He? Kendrick Lamar Named “The Hottest MC In The Game” By MTV; 2 Chainz Comes In Second, Rick Ross In Third
After a lot of thought and consideration of things that seem to have a lot less to do with lyrical ability and more about whose buzz is the biggest in Hip-Hop, the MTV “Brain Trust” (Sway Calloway and some other folk from MTV who like Hip-Hop music) has finally rounded out their list of hot MCs, and picked the number one “Hottest MC in the Game.” Out of all the people on the list, Kendrick Lamar came in at number one, with the Compton kid besting 2 Chainz at number two and Rick Ross at the third spot.
When Lamar got the news from Sway with MTV’s cameras following, it was nice to see that the young spitter was genuinely surprised by his win, and checked it off as a goal accomplished. “You know what’s crazy, we were looking at the years of the different MCs, and we were always like, ‘Man, we gotta get on there. We gotta at least get on the list.’ But to make it #1, that’s a whole ‘nother thing.” Lamar was probably able to nab the number one spot due to all the positive chatter surrounding the recent release of his second studio album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, which has been critically acclaimed and done pretty good on the charts (as good as albums can do nowadays if you’re not Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber). When asked by Sway how the album came to life, Lamar commented that it’s pretty much something that has been in the works not for a few months or for a few years, but since he was 13:
“It wasn’t a six-month process; really a whole life experience. And that’s what really made this album: All my mistakes, all my thoughts, all my ideas of being a dreamer, all my homeboys’ faults, all the scoldings that my father used to give me. All that made up this album.”
If you ask me, Lamar is the right choice for the number one spot, but not everyone thinks so. Now, you probably already know that Kanye West wasn’t too happy with his placement on the list (7), nor was A$AP Rocky (8), and word was that Drake might not have been a fan of his fifth place ranking either, but 2 Chainz did express gratitude for his second place status via Twitter saying, “Thanks MTV, headed to the lab…”
So what is the full list? Goes a little something like this:
10. Meek Mill
8. A$AP Rocky
7. Kanye West
6. Big Sean
3. Rick Ross
2. 2 Chainz
1. Kendrick Lamar
Do you respect the order? Who would you move to what spot? Who’s missing? Let us know your thoughts below!
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It’s obvious that Rihanna loves herself some bad boys.She just released a new remix of her very racy Talk That Talk track “Cockiness” with a guest verse from the self-proclaimed, Pretty Muthaf–ka himself, A$AP Rocky. He opens the Bangladesh produced record with his signature cocky swag while Rihanna brings the dancehall vibe to the rest of the fan favorite track. Rumor has it, these two will be performing the song as part of Rihanna’s VMA opening performance on Thursday.It’ll be interesting to see what they have in store.
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