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“You Didn’t Misunderstand”: A$AP Rocky Clarifies His Shots At HBA

“I had to go through the whole Civil Rights Movement just to be comfortable.”

November 07, 2014

A$AP Rocky did an interview with The Cut yesterday about the sudden shade he threw at Hood By Air and Been Trill on "Multiply"—and no, he hasn't changed his mind. "HBA shit is weak," he reiterates, "[Been Trill] that shit is wack too." His answers are succinct and a bit petulant, until—when pressed to explain why he hates the labels he used to love—he says,

"I'm going to put it to you like this: I can say that I've been scrutinized for my fashion since I was about 15 years old. A lot of people got it easy. I feel like I had to go through the whole Civil Rights Movement just to be comfortable, to make other people comfortable, to be able to wear what they want to wear, and a lot of dudes are just claiming to have it without having to have that sacrifice or suffering through all that kind of shit."

Rocky insists his change of heart didn't stem from a specific incident, saying, "Your perception of fashion sometimes changes; one day is red, next day is blue. My style changes, it varies." Head over to The Cut for the full piece and see if you believe it.

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“You Didn’t Misunderstand”: A$AP Rocky Clarifies His Shots At HBA