A$AP Mob’s A$AP Ferg has cleared up backlash shot his way after making comments about racism no longer existing for younger generations in an interview this week.
Ferg jumped onto his Twitter page to speak out on his actual stance Thursday (March 19).
— HOOD POPE (@ASAPferg) March 19, 2015
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This week, Ferg argued interracial relationships have helped wipe away the thought of racism.
“We all the same. That’s what it is about this culture of the Internet. Is everything is merged. There’s no racism with the Internet. Racism only was — is probably like five generations ago. Yeah. Racism is for—I wouldn’t say generations. Yeah, like five generations ago. Racism been over. It’s the old people that keep on holding on to it. We don’t hold on to that s—. We don’t know racism. We all like having—like my brother had white—my little brother had white girlfriends. And that’s regular, like.” (NPR)
Recently, TV personality Geraldo Rivera said hip-hop had been very destructive over the past decade.
“Hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years. When you find the youngster, a Puerto Rican from the South Bronx or a black kid from Harlem, who has succeeded in life other than being the one-tenth of one-tenth of one percent that make it in the music business, that’s been a success in life walking around with his pants around his a** or with visible tattoos.” (“Huffington Post Live”)
Rivera also took aim at Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons.
“This whole ethos, and I love Russell Simmons – he’s a dear friend of mine, I admire his business acumen – at some point though, those guys need to cop to the fact that by encouraging this distinctive culture that is removed from the mainstream they have encouraged people to be so different from the mainstream that they can’t participate other than the racks in the garment center and those entry level jobs. I lament it; I really do. I think it’s been very destructive culturally.” (“Huffington Post Live”)