A$AP Rocky 'gay shamed' over Rihanna's Fenty Skin ad, fans ask 'how does nail art show sexual preference?'

The rapper has often come under the scanner over his fashion choices that include nail art and wearing women's jewelry and this was just another opportunity for internet trolls


                            A$AP Rocky 'gay shamed' over Rihanna's Fenty Skin ad, fans ask 'how does nail art show sexual preference?'
A$AP Rocky (Getty Images)

Just as rapper ASAP Rocky posted a picture of him on Instagram donning coloured nail art and wearing a baggy shirt supporting Rihanna’s skincare venture Fenty Skin, the artist was trolled with comments that asked him to "straight up". 

"ASAP so gay I won’t be surprised if he came out as pedophilia. RS," a user commented below his latest picture. You can look at the photograph here. Another said, "STRAIGHT UP." Rocky captioned his photo: "MUCH LUV 2 @BADGALRIRI 4 FEATURING FELLAZ IN THE LATEST @fentyskin CAMPAIGN MELANIN FLEEK. Skin Fenty Baby!!!"

People on Twitter have always cherished this side of Rocky where he breaks binary notions of gender and is open to diverse choices. Sharing an old photo of Rocky’s nail art, a fan tweeted, "People are weird for gay shaming A$AP Rocky in his Fenty Skin shoot for his nail art. Whenever people, or MEN (especially black men), step outside of the norms and get artsy, it’s 'gay'. How does nail art expose your sexual preference?"

Another one tweets, "Bruh those nails are amazing idk why people are shaming him for it, they look fire." Backing his unconventional lifestyle choices a user tweeted, "Why is being gay still considered an insult?" This is not the first time he has been receiving criticism for his inclusive choices. In a December 2019 photo on Instagram, the artist showed off nail art and was yet again attacked with comets like "that’s gay".

In August too, the woke artist is seen flaunting nail art with the American flag. "Men painting their nails is not okay, stop that s**t! Little boys growing up don’t need to think that’s okay!" commented a user. After this user was called "homophobic" he still defended his stand commenting, "Call me what you want, I’m gonna still have my personal opinion." Others supporting Rocky asked him to "Drop nail tutorial" on Instagram. 

In a picture he posted on Instagram in February 2019, Rocky wore a green stoned necklace over his naked chest and the artist was again called gay over this. "Hey, That’s pretty gay!" wrote people in the comments section under the picture. Another user commented, "This man he is so pretty he can rock necklace better than women if I was a girl. I may be jealous too." Another said, "This man rocking woman jewelery what’s wrong with this guy."

Rocky seems unapologetic about his choices and is still going strong by always dropping such pictures on Instagram for his fans. The rapper was cast by Riri for the first campaign of Fenty Skin, which is dropping on July 31.

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