Hip To Be Homo?
Without ASAP Rocky’s efforts, people like Frank Ocean may not have come out. That’s because the Harlem native says not only is he no longer homophobic, but he’s a heterosexual hip hopper who has lent his hand in helping homosexuality in hip hop become hip. Don’t believe me.. Ask Jeremy Scott.
Here’s what ASAP Rocky had to say about the topic:
“We made it cool – I kicked down the door for kids that’s my age, older and younger, to be able to wear Jeremy Scott sneakers, rips in their jeans and not feel gay.
If you do certain things like snug fashion, high-end fashion, other things that’s not really in the criteria of the small state of mind of the urban community, you’re ‘gay.’
Different is ‘gay.’ Weird is ‘gay’ where they come from. But they’re slowly learning because of a guy named A$AP Rocky.
That shit ain’t gay. That’s just different. That shit ain’t gay. I’m a heterosexual man. I never been gay a day of my life. I used to be homophobic, but as I got older, I realized that wasn’t the way to do things.
I don’t discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color…That’s immature. Not only that, not only do I know the difference between that, but I’m wise enough to know that that’s just stupid and wrong, and I’m just trying to spread that to everybody. Yo, you don’t have to worry about what he’s doing. If he’s gay, that’s his business. Why does it matter? If you gay, why do you care?
I don’t give a fuck about gay people. I don’t! I don’t give a fuck about straight people. I don’t care. It don’t matter to me. I’m getting bitches, I’m getting money – not to get into my Hip Hop form, but that’s just what it is.
I’m just trying to set the bar that you can do what the fuck you want to do because the world is yours.”
Are fashion designer’s like Jeremy Scott using rappers to push their unisex style of clothing? Of course. Don’t believe me.. Ask Russell Simmons.