Asher Roth Responds To “Nappy Headed Hoes” Controversy

Last Friday (April 24) Asher Roth made a comment on his Twitter account, referencing Don Imus’ infamous line about “Nappy Headed Hoes,” causing a bit of controversy in the hip-hop community. The Suburban rapper issued a statement today apologizing for any offense he may have caused.

“The twitter situation was an immature attempt to poke fun at an infamously moronic joke,” he wrote. “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.”

Apparently Roth repeated Imus’ comment on Twitter, apologized and then the post was erased. Many people were upset claiming the rapper was trying to cover it up. Popular blog NahRight.com, a site that has supported A.R.’s career since the beginning, banned the rapper until he addressed the controversy. Eskay, the site’s founder , has since lifted the ban. – Elan Mancini

  • jayotte

    haha nice cover roth

  • Pierzy

    “Apparently Roth repeated Imus’ comment on Twitter, apologized and then the post was erased.”

    Apparently? I think it’s documented, but we gotta give the Prince the benefit of the doubt, I suppose. Apparently…

    • $ykotic

      Ha Ha

      They actually think this is the reason why they didn’t sell! Bet his next song is with a Black person.

      Told you Pierzy those Busta and Beans songs were gonna come in handy!

      • Pierzy

        The worst part is that Beans goes IN on that track so it’s hard to hate. Ha!

        • $ykotic

          The ol’ “around the way” I’m a regular joe six pack kicking it with a beast on the mic who has hood credibility formula…

          With another homie who has an album coming so we gonna feed off of each other’s buzz formula…

  • a1manNation

    asher roth is a fuckin faggot anyways what’s hip hop comin to man

  • Sleepy Wonder

    God damn Asher Roth again?!

    STOP!

  • http://xxlmag.com PM

    I got his cd, and Im tring real hard to like it but the cd has no beats, I got 2 12” 1000wats and his cd dont bump fo shi. this dude is ok at best, he could be somebody but not right now.

  • Drew Taylor

    I hate apologetic people, he should have owned up to it and been like, “yeah I said it!, I’m not sorry” “Take it how you want, but I know how I meant it”

    Hip-Hop is raw expression uncensored, and this fella is trying to be politically correct??
    Fuck outta here

  • http://www.get2knowpro.com LeonTheProfessional

    …yeeesh. haha…

    i mean – he did go to college, right? i guess all the drinkin, weed, and fallin’ asleep in bread aisle fukked up his reality of how easily society takes dumb shit and flips it on you… i mean – it’s a dumb thing to say. esp, bein’ on the fence w/ so many peeps/genres/etc – but it really shouldnt be taken so off the hook man. and i dont even like ash.

    you got ross sayin’ honkey this/that and it’s no biggie… funny how shit is! hahhahahaa

    i mean the real question is… who wrote that apology? lol… sounds like a damm thesis paper! hahaha

    • Pierzy

      He went to West Chester University for one year…

      • http://www.get2knowpro.com LeonTheProfessional

        …so, what you’re tellin’ me, Pierzy – is this red-chestnut curly headed ho went to a damm mini-college for a year, and LOVES COLLEGE? lol

        Man – gimme the spot for 5 mins, SRC – bet i’ll roast his ass. lol. BET!

        Honest question… is he related to any of the famous Roth’s in Hollywood? i’m still tryin’ to figure out how he got on…

      • Pierzy

        Leon, it gets worse (or better)…

        His ex-girl has been quoted as saying that when she went to college he told her, “Watch out for those fraternity guys that play beer pong and all that shit.”

        Truth…

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    OK….. OK….. SO HE GOT HIS GHOST BLOGGER TO WRITE AN APOLOGY…. BIG FUCKIN WHITE BREAD DEAL…. WHO REALLY GAVE A SHIT IN THE FIRST PLACE….

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS LUDACRIS’ MVP (PRODUCED BY PREMIER & PREEMO)) WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP…

    • http://www.get2knowpro.com LeonTheProfessional

      ^^^^^^^PARIS PERSHUN IS THE FUNNIEST MAHHFUKKA EVER. hahahhhaa – has me ROLLIN’ turnin’ up his jawnz every comment! hahahhaa!

    • Jamal7Mile

      (LEANS BACK AND TURNS LUDACRIS’ MVP (PRODUCED BY PREMIER & PREEMO)) WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP…(Paris)

      Damn Paris! Everytime you “LEANS BACK” I be wishing you send that same track to me, homie!!

      Please tell me you post your “Lean Back” tracklist online somewhere so that I can lean back and listen too. Dope selections!!

    • El Tico Loco

      Produced by Premier and Preemo? they actually got Preemo and Premier to produce that track? together? Lean back and see double I’ll smoke to that.

  • dwi

    what a fagget

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    @ LEONTHEPROFESSIONAL….. THANK YOU.. THANK YOU… I TRY…

  • LB

    Look, if you’re a rapper having to apologize to consumers of the music for a statement like this, then you just ain’t cuttin it from the get go.

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    TOUCHE’

  • yaOK

    dude sucks. Nice letter though.

  • http://twitter.com/djrayz Dj Rayz

    Here is a twitpic of Asher Roth’s comment: http://twitpic.com/3v88f

  • http://twitter.com/djrayz Dj Rayz

    Here is the twit pic of Roth’s comment: http://twitpic.com/3v88f

  • http://djrayz.com Dj Rayz

    Here is the twitpic of Asher Roth’s comment.

    twitpic [dot] com/3v88f

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    fuck dis nigga man. he showin his true colors. somebody need to shut him the fuck up.

  • Nate

    OMG I heard somebody say that somebody said the N-Word! Or..

    You know people want to “CREATE” controversy when they are mad that you comment on somebody elses comment.

    So if I comment that Mos Def is a fake and ego/media driven by making a big point that he and cast members agreed to not say the “N” word, but accidently said it some during the filming of does that make me wrong?

    Better not comment about my comments about someone using the N or H word, cuz then you would have to apologize for your comments.

    It’s about as stupid as the Berkeley tree sitters who cost the school dozens of millions of dollars because they didn’t want a half dozen trees cut down. But they didn’t care about the paper used in the court costs, newspapers written about their actions, or the wood used to provide the houses they went home to. They got what they wanted– ATTENTION under the false guise of A CAUSE.

    I wouldnt take notice of Asher unless he said “So and So is a N”- then you have a obvious issue…

  • http://uknown.com nig nag

    fuck those nappy headed hos lol hahaha

  • Mutada al sader the kign

    Get the flopper the fuck out of here. XXL, and Asher lost. He knows better

  • King Joffy Joe

    Just another whigger trying to use the Kanye West college charm as a launching pad to further his bullshit style of music, (if you can call it that). This fucking birdshit loser makes me SICK.

    • Devilish Intentions

      Do you bitches ever stop hating? All you black people talkin shit cause hes white can lick my balls.

  • JLC

    What a fuckin faggot—–^ @ King joffy joe…………fuckin racist ass bitch…..i bet you aint even heard any of his songs except i love college…….you should die for that comment……..

    • F u

      yo, yall need to chill out. The fucking net is more moody then a chick on her rag. Damn, give dude a break. Comin from nothin, making actual good music and listen to the album it aint supposed to be gangsta shit dumbasses, dude is attempting to do something different. Come the fuck on give dude some credit, and first yall r sound like the same ppl hating on everybody making fuckin music. Yall got hate in your blood for everybody coming up, whether they have no talent, or they do, yall find some stupid ass excuse like this to fucking discredit every single thing somebody aims to do. The music bus is fucked already, then we got the blogs like this full of ignorant ass fucks like yall, and the stupid ass attitudes of muthafukas like yall who think u know every single thing about music so you guys comment on every little thing. Big fucking deal, get over it, there so much shit that goes behind scenes that would make yall go crazy. Look at ricky ross, was a cop, big fuckin deal, if the musics good, it’s good, and let’s leave it at that. Yall love to hate on anybody on the come up, do ya thang and ease the fuck up.

  • Bob McKnuckles

    His Album is ill, new single is dope, stop fucking hating. The kid is 23, people make mistakes. Stop sounding ignorant,some of you are sounding like Byron Crawford right now lol.

  • http://www.theunitedvoices.com thescoop

    BLACK AMERICA AND THE N-WORD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP2U0jmZjec

  • TooGoodForTheirEyez

    yo, yall need to chill out. The fucking net is more moody then a chick on her rag. Damn, give dude a break. Comin from nothin, making actual good music and listen to the album it aint supposed to be gangsta shit dumbasses, dude is attempting to do something different. Come the fuck on give dude some credit, and first yall r sound like the same ppl hating on everybody making fuckin music. Yall got hate in your blood for everybody coming up, whether they have no talent, or they do, yall find some stupid ass excuse like this to fucking discredit every single thing somebody aims to do. The music bus is fucked already, then we got the blogs like this full of ignorant ass fucks like yall, and the stupid ass attitudes of muthafukas like yall who think u know every single thing about music so you guys comment on every little thing. Big fucking deal, get over it, there so much shit that goes behind scenes that would make yall go crazy. Look at ricky ross, was a cop, big fuckin deal, if the musics good, it’s good, and let’s leave it at that. Yall love to hate on anybody on the come up, do ya thang and ease the fuck up.

  • It Don’t Matter

    yo, yall need to chill the FUCK out. The fucking net is more moody then a chick on her rag. Damn, give dude a break. Comin from nothin, making actual good music and listen to the album it aint supposed to be gangsta shit dumbasses, dude is attempting to do something different.

    Come the fuck on give dude some credit, and first yall r sound like the same ppl hating on everybody making fuckin music. Yall got hate in your blood for everybody coming up, whether they have no talent, or they do, yall find some stupid ass excuse like this to fucking discredit every single thing somebody aims to do. The music bus is fucked already, then we got the blogs like this full of ignorant ass fucks like yall, and the stupid ass attitudes of muthafukas like yall who think u know every single thing about music so you guys comment on every little thing. Big fucking deal, get over it, there so much shit that goes behind scenes that would make yall go crazy. Look at ricky ross, was a cop, big fuckin deal, if the musics good, it’s good, and let’s leave it at that. Yall love to hate on anybody on the come up, do ya thang and ease the fuck up.

  • 92FS

    I don’t give a fuck about Asher Roth. Not really a fan of his music. I saw a screenshot of the comment he made, yea it was foolish of him to make especially since so many people got worked up over the Imus situation, but if you took it to the extreme of saying he’s actually a damn racist and wanted to blow his head off….Then you’re just another fucking idiot! You got to be out of your damn mind if you think he was serious.

  • IndyKid

    Wow. Let’s all make a big deal out of nothing. Seriously, he’s quoting somebody else’s comment! Does every white rapper have to go through the ‘racist’ phase? Please… Drama drama drama

    Indy

  • Mutada al sader the king

    I’ve been consistent in my dislike of AsherEM since the start. For one reason ONLY. He is and always was an eminem sound alike clone.

    I even coined the name AsherEM. Now after all of the weeks of XXL’s blatant promotion, articles doing their best to assist him like the “undershiped” article and the “AsherEM reacts to Eminems praise”, bullshit, even getting their bloggers in on the act… Now look what happened. His album flopped, he’s had two major racial gaffs, and the general consensus is that his album is smegma spread on a cracker.

    Now this mofo, comes with the false long winded apology, that still finds himself trying to deflect the blame for his ignorance on “being young” and “a work in progress”.

    Did I already mention that his album is beyond trash?

  • http://theinfamoussyndicate.blogspot.com/ NolesC

    Why would Asher care if some dumb assed blog geek banned him LMAO?

    People in this world need to lighten up & laugh now & then instead of having there a-holes wrapped around there face.

  • Fahlito Brigante

    Those ho’s did have some nappy azz heads though!

  • Fireforreal

    You must be white LOL ! so any time somebody quote’s a racist it’s okay ? Don Imus was stupid and Asher being white and doing hip hop music should be more careful on what he says. And the comment about black rappers flaunting there wealth when there’s people starving in africa was dumb also. Why would someone who is making money with a music created within the black community over 30 years ago feel free to say what black rappers should do with there money ? He should learn from Eminem his lable mate about making certaine types of comments. Remember when Em made fun of Michael Jackson hinting that he was a child molester ? B.e.t who supported thim before stopped airing his videos. Everyone can say what they want but does he feel like he can say what he wants and make an apology after Jimmy Ivoine feels it might hurt his career ? that’s what we call bullshit.

  • PhillyPhila

    WOW! I had to comment on this here forum because it seems like the NAACP or coalition of Anti-Racism Party is out in full force. Give me a fucking break. Asher Roth isn’t much of anything but get off the man’s dick. Is this rant towards him suppose to be some sort of check and balance??? I’m so tired of the Al Sharpton knock-offs who 9 times outta 10 hold more racist views than anything else. GTFOH with that BET supporting MJ shit. LAst time I checked BET sooooold the fuck out. And that was like back in 03 or something. If BET isn’t the epitome of shuck and jive coonerism I don’t know what is. Opps I forget the church service on Sundays repents all the coonery. And MJ isn’t even Black so you know they were just trying to get some sort of “soul brother credibility”. Please. If this is what it means to be Pro Black in the 09 then count me out because I’m not a fan of being a hypocrite or talking waaaaay out of my ass.

  • Joe O.

    I’m a black guy and I have said from the beginning that nappy headed hoes is not racist. It is chauvinistic and but in context it is nothing more than a crude but funny joke. Like I said back then, I’ve never seen a female basketball player on the court with a fresh hair do. Has anyone?

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