A$AP Rocky stopped by the Breakfast Club to explain the controversial comments he made on race relations in America in a September 2015 interview with Time Out New York.
Last week, the interview reappeared on social media, in which the rapper told Time Out that he did not “sign up to be no political activist” and that he “can’t relate” to police relations in cities like Ferguson, Missouri.
But on Wednesday, he stated during his interview at “The Breakfast Club” that statement was “taken out of context.”
“I feel terrible as a black man and as an American,” he said. “This s**t is crazy… Most people who read that interview, they only read that section, I think for the most part people really didn’t dissect that interview. You can see that’s not my context.”
A$AP Rocky did not recant his statement completely; he gave readers an explanation on what he means by saying his isn’t a “social activist.” He admitted that he does not really want to fill the role as an activist.
“I feel like why put me on a pedestal for that. Especially when I’m not asking for that,” he said. “I wanna make music and promote peace, cause at a time like this I don’t have all the answers. I’m not trying to run for Congress, I’m not trying to run for office. I don’t have all the answers. I wanna promote prosperity, especially for black people.”
The full interview can be seen below.