Asher Roth has recently been receiving alot of negative attention for some comments he recently made on Twitter regarding "nappy headed hoes" and some comments he made about black rappers giving back to their community.

Here’s a statement from Asher Roth regarding The Twitter Incident. He also explains his quote about Black rappers in a recent AP article:

As of late, statements I’ve made have been stirring up much controversy and speculation. It is in my best interest that I feel I should address these instances personally and specifically. Truth: I am 23 year old imperfect human being who’s world is drastically changing around him. Facebook is no longer for just me and my friends. Twitter is no longer solely for the watchful eye of my parents. A new responsibility and voice has been placed upon me and is being heard well beyond my immediate peers. I’ve been receiving a crash course on perspectives and a very real sensitivity that exists and is an essential part of our world. With that, I’d like to sincerely apologize for any words that have been misinterpreted and may have offended any man, woman or child.

The twitter situation was an immature attempt to poke fun at an infamously moronic joke. In doing so, I unconsciously stooped to the level of its originator, making it just as bad, if not worse. Pathetic. Lesson learned - nothing good can come from repeating hateful words, regardless of your intentions. Leaving no context in what was being said and being presented through text (no facial or vocal inflection) the sarcasm of the joke (or lack there of) was not properly perceived and left it purely in bad taste. I immediately apologized for my immaturity but the apologies and original post were deleted by my team in an effort to prevent more people from being offended. Unfortunately, the deletion of these statements led several people to believe that my apology was insincere, which is why I have made the decision to release this statement.

The latest quote on giving back was in response to a question about rappers and their money posed to me by the interviewer. With the question and entire vibe of the conversation not being present in the article, when my statement came out in print it appeared as if I was taking black rappers to task randomly. Not the case. Although I do feel strongly about giving back when we are in a position of power and prosperity, it is not my place to talk about what others should do with their lives. Lesson learned: talk about what you know. You can call them mistakes, I call them life lessons. It is my duty as a human being to choose my words carefully, for I am a kind soul who puts a lot of stock in the progess of humans. I am a work in progress, as we all are and I will take this opportunity to learn and grow. Its bigger than an apology, its an understanding.

Moving forward, I hope we can all take some perspective and guidance from the dialogue that has emerged from these situations. I know I already have and will continue to do so.

Onward and upward

With love,

Asher Roth

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Comment by U.S Soldier35/40 on June 24, 2009 at 8:01pm
IF U COULD UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THOSE WORDS U WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT HE WASNT BEING RACIST AND THAT HIS APOLOGY WAS SINCERE.OBVIOUSLY UR NOT THAT INTELLIGENT B/C THOSE "CLEVER WORDS" ARE EVERDAY GRAMMER
Comment by Ian Stewart on May 2, 2009 at 2:21pm
What a racist, trying to put clever words together to distract from the fact he said racist things, its not the first time, his music is trash anyway
Comment by Ian Stewart on May 2, 2009 at 1:42am
All of you on here are swayed by his clever words, I don't see one comment opposing his subliminal racism, I only listened to 30 seconds of this guys music, he said he had asian fever or something... understand (colored) people, racism isn't loud these days, it's quiet, so accept this guy into our culture, if you only knew this guys actual thoughts, well even then I'm sure you would still be passive and that's why your'e keeping us back.
Comment by pimpinhos on May 1, 2009 at 11:42pm
great rapper with so-so production! he white nas
Comment by cy mac on May 1, 2009 at 5:29pm
F*** THAT THIS IS HIP HOP... THERE WILL ALWAYS BE COMPARISONS...
Comment by spike on May 1, 2009 at 4:55pm
em is cool but f*** that pecawood
Comment by spike on May 1, 2009 at 4:53pm
f*** that cracker
Comment by Timbo on May 1, 2009 at 1:09pm
yo f*** all these n***** screamin 1RST, yall people need some new material, yall aint first in s*** but always shouting FIRST....I've officially destroyed the word FirsT, the NEW s*** now is FORMOST, (go ahead and run with that!)
Comment by Bongo Jones on May 1, 2009 at 12:51pm
who cares he said nappy headed hoes, that s*** was hilarious, f*** black ppl that are determined to highlight racism making it worse and putting up boundaries. I'm white, ive told black jokes before, ill tell you straight up, i thought they were funny cos it was something you werent supposed to say, like f*** or s*** or b****. but when you grow up you realise the difference between saying something for shock value and true racism.

Paying attention to evil is a sure fire way to give it strength.
Comment by Tay Goods on May 1, 2009 at 12:35pm
thats the problem wit the world 2day. everyone willin to forgive a person wit a little fame. he showed his true colors and now he tryna hide them.
no hate its just the truth.
charles hami is trash!!!!!!!!!



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