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Asher Roth Talks Comment Mistakes

Posted By on September 21, 2009

    Earlier this summer Asher Roth made some comments that have caused him to get some heat from the fans and media. Talking about the way black rappers spend their money and even an objectionable joke about black women, Asher Roth has since apologized. Roth recently talked about the differences between blogs and print publications and how they cover topics. "When that whole thing happened, and the response to it, I was like, 'Whoa, I need to clarify myself,'" he explained in an interview. "And that happened in five minutes. Imagine trying to get it pressed in a magazine, that takes months."

     Asher went on to talk more about the incident that caused all of this. "That shoot I did for Playboy about three months ago isn't coming out for another three months, so the press publications go through so much…but with the blogs it's just bang-bang-bang and it's out. Twitter's absolutely crazy, the information. Just in general I think it's important that people appreciate and respect different ways of life. There's a delicacy to how people were raised and they'll react differently to different things. People need to appreciate and respect that but for me, I think it's important to get conversation out there so the way I feel about life, I don't think it's wrong or anything like that, I just think it's open for discussion…I think it's just, we need to get back to the basics of treat others how you want to be treated and, you know, talk about some things."