A$AP Rocky Said “All Lives Matter” On The Breakfast Club.

Rocky appeared on the show to address comments he first made in 2015.

July 21, 2016

“I feel like, why put me on a pedestal for that, especially when I’m not asking for that?" A$AP Rocky asked during his appearance on The Breakfast Club on July 20. Rocky was a guest on the show primarily to address quotes he made in a 2015 Time Out New York interview in which he appeared to criticize Black Lives Matter. The quotes have resurfaced in recent weeks on social media, leading to a renewed wave of criticism for the rapper.

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Speaking to host Charlamagne Tha God, Rocky claimed his comments last year came at a time when he was mourning the death of A$AP Yams. However, in attempting to clear the air he may have invited more criticism on himself. “I just get upset, and what I was really trying to say there was, like, yo, I just, I hate when the bandwagon stuff start," he said of Black Lives Matter. "I mean, how come, you know, black lives only matter when a police take ’em, when a police officer takes it? And it should be like, black lives, it should matter when a black life take it. You know what I mean? It should always matter. All lives matter!”

Watch the full interview, which also sees Rocky compare the damage done to his reputation to what has happened to Bill Cosby, above.

A$AP Rocky Said “All Lives Matter” On The Breakfast Club.