Some Twitter users bring up the ‘Bad Company’ rapper’s past comments in which he allegedly said black lives didn’t matter and dark-skinned women were too sensitive.
Jul 8, 2019
AceShowbiz – A$AP Rocky is facing yet another allegation on social media while dealing with alleged assault case in Sweden. The 30-year-old has been accused of being colorist for defending white women during the street brawl.
After video of the alleged assault surfaced, the Harlem-born star defended himself by sharing two videos which showed him acting as a mediator. “So a few drug addicts are not my fans. We don’t know these guys and we didn’t want trouble,” he wrote in the caption of one of the clips.
“They followed us for 4 blocks and they were slapping girls butts who passed. Give me a break,” he went on claiming. He added in the caption of the second video, “Hits Security in face with headphones then follow us.”
But black feminists took issue with the fact that Rocky was defending white girls, who were being groped and harassed by drug addicts. They called him a colorist, fraud and fake feminist, as they pointed out that the rapper previously made offending statements about Black Lives Matter and dark-skinned women. They also called him out over his association with alleged rapist Ian Connor.
“The fact that women are thirsting over a man who was colorist and also was friends with multiple rapists,” one Twitter user wrote about female fans of the “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)” hitmaker. Another added, “Okay and while we’re on the topic, let’s not forget that he said black lives don’t matter bc he doesn’t have those experiences!”
Some others, however, still sympathize with Rocky and demanded he be released from jail. “ASAP Rocky too pretty to be in jail #FreeFlacko,” a fan wrote on Twitter. Another similarly tweeted, “Free my baby @asvpxrocky.”
Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday night, July 2 after he was caught on camera attacking a man on the street outside Max restaurant on Sunday night. Three members of his entourage were also seen joining him to beat and kick the man.
A judge agreed to Swedish prosecutors’ request to extend his detention for two weeks until July 19 as the court determined he possesses a flight risk, while the matter is being investigated. “There is a risk that if he is released he will abscond or otherwise evade prosecution or conviction,” said a court spokeswoman.