It’s no secret that Harlem rap artist A$AP Rocky likes to push the envelope with his fashion sense. When he and his crew of A$APs first came onto the scene, some members were criticized because they painted their fingernails and wore tight jeans.
Rocky himself even rapped “Yeah, clothes get weirder, money get longer, pretty nigga pin your hair up” on his track “Wassup,” apparently giving some insight on possible future fashion choices.
And now the homophobic Hip Hop community is once again beside itself as A$AP Rocky, in a recent appearance of BET’s “106 & Park,” decided to rock what can either be considered a long sleeveless dress or an over-sized tank top that retails for about $400 bucks.
A$AP Rocky recently did an interview with HardKnockTV in which he discusses his views on homophobia and even being homophobic at one point himself, so maybe Rocky knows exactly what he’s doing.
After all, his style choice has people buzzing about what he wore to 106 & Park. And he’s pretty relevant in the Hip Hop community at the moment, and also dropping an album in early 2013. So at this point, any form of press is good to raise awareness about him as an up and coming artist.
Because of his association and even a shared Complex Magazine cover with fashion designer Jeremy Scott, and his “Goldie” video being styled by Alexander Wang, it isn’t at all surprising that Rocky would make such a style choice.
However, those who choose not to pay attention will be reactionary to the subject.
Does this raise an issue in the Hip Hop community? Does Rocky get a high fashion style pass like Kanye for wearing the kilt? Let us know your thoughts below.