Rapper Dave East Says Free A$AP, But Not Turning Down Sweden’s Money – TMZ
Dave East is onboard with just about everyone else about getting A$AP Rocky the hell out of a Swedish jail, but when it comes to boycotting the country … DE ain’t doing it.
We talked to the New York rapper — who hails from the same borough A$AP is from, Harlem — and asked for his take on the sitch in Europe, where Rocky’s been in custody for nearly three weeks now on a BS assault charge … and Dave has some interesting insights.
First off, he tell us … yeah, A$AP shoulda been out of that jail cell a long time ago, and agrees with G-Eazy about the notion that white entertainers are simply treated differently than black ones … which he says comes down to privilege and racism.
Dave puts it this way … a lot of rappers that go overseas are black, rich, flashy and probably NOT what a lot of foreigners might be used to (or like, for that matter) — and they’ll wanna put an end it to it any way they can. In A$AP’s case, he suggests that means lockin’ him up.
Here’s the kicker though — our guy asks Dave if he’s gonna join the chorus of entertainers and others who’ve vowed never to perform in Sweden again for the mistreatment of A$AP.
He says nope, and gives a pretty cold, hard reason for why. Dave’s also got advice for Americans traveling abroad … don’t get in fights, even if you didn’t start it, apparently.