A$AP Rocky Apologizes to Jason Collins

Rapper appeared to throw shade at the openly gay NBA player.

Posted: 09/12/2013 09:00 AM EDT
A$AP Rocky, Jason Collins

A$AP Rocky is apologizing to Jason Collins for a misunderstanding at the VMAs. The rapper appeared to throw shade at the openly gay NBA player when the two were on stage together to introduce Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. In the blink-and-you-missed-it moment, the "F----n' Problems" rapper looked uncomfortable as Collins introduced Macklemore's equality anthem "Same Love."

“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,” Rocky 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 s--t, 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.”

He also noted that he was unsure what MTV was going for with the pairing. “I don’t give a f--k if you gay or you not, I just found it odd that MTV wanted to stand me next to this n---a when they are talking about gay people, that’s all. You know what I’m saying?”

Collins has enjoyed a wave of support from celebrities — and two U.S. presidents — since coming out on April 29. He was the first-ever active player in the NBA to do so. So far, no word on whether Collins has accepted Rocky's apology.

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