A$AP Rocky Sorry for Being Awkward with Jason Collins at VMAs

By: Brandon Voss
9.12.2013

A$AP Rocky has apologized to Jason Collins for being a douche at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

You might recall that the rapper was paired with the out NBA player to introduce Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s live performance of the LGBT anthem “Same Love.” Looking uncomfortable, A$AP Rocky said, “The next artist stands up for everything he believes in as far as everybody being equal, color" — pointing at Jason — “homosexuality.”

Yes, he knows he looked like a dick.

“I’m mad that my facial expressions was like that because I’m not homophobic at all, and that whole thing just came off real homophobic,” he told The Stashed. “I didn’t really notice it until I got home and saw it. I apologize to Jason for that, because people was laughing and shit, and you know… I really don’t think that’s funny. I saw they were making all the memes and pictures and making fun of him. There’s people out there that think I was doing that to be funny, and truthfully I got gay people in my family. I don’t give a fuck if you gay or you not, I just found it odd that MTV wanted to stand me next to this nigga when they are talking about gay people, that’s all. You know what I’m saying?”

In his defense, it was an unusual pairing, but the rap artist has previously shown support for gay artists in hip-hop and expressed his lack of respect for gay men who remain closeted.

If you missed the awkward VMAs moment, check it out below.

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