Be careful what you say online because it will haunt you forever. A$AP Rocky learned that the hard way when some people suggested that he remained jailed in Sweden for his past remarks.
The Harlem rapper did an interview with Kerwin Frost and revealed that he was in tuned with what the public was saying about him while he was locked up in Sweden. “I thought I addressed that in the past and to be in jail hearing people still trying to stir up some weird shit,” Rocky said at the interview’s 52:52 minute mark before explaining what he meant by the controversial comments.
“What I will say though is in those old interviews I used to say ‘I think it’s inappropriate for me to rap about things I didn’t help with,'” he continued. “I felt like when it came to Ferguson, J. Cole went down there and he actually was on the news and he helped. I felt like he deserved to rap about it. So when someone ask me that in 2015 I’m like: ‘I just feel, personally, if I’m in SoHo or I’m here I can’t even talk on that’… That’s appropriating. … It’s not sincere. It’s pretentious.”
Rocky also shed light on his state of mind during the stint and how advice from people like Meek Mill helped him view the experience differently. “I think what happened was real unfortunate. Wrong place, wrong time type shit,” he said. “I was talking to Meek, I was talking to a few people and they were like ‘It goes to show you that even with money that shit can happen to you.’ That experience just had me in jail thinking like ‘Was I wrong? Damn, maybe I am wrong. Damn, maybe it is my fault.’ You be in solitary confinement for so long.”
A$AP Rocky touched on a slew of topics from SpaceGhostPurrp teaching him how to make beats, the drama attached to the A$AP Mob, and cancel culture.
Check out the full interview below: