US – In his songs and his music videos, ASAP Rocky often portrays himself as a ladies’ man. Like many rappers, his public persona can occasionally get pretty risque. However, this latest episode of Rocky’s career – when an alleged sex tape of the rapper leaked on the internet – really takes the cake. Everyone’s wondering – how does Rocky feel about it?
An ASAP Rocky scandal?
According to Heavy, the tape in question was uploaded to the internet on Dec. 18, 2019. The uploader, who goes by the pseudonym Teecee2k17, claimed no special connection to Rocky. Instead, they said they uploaded the clip because “Google Drive took down the original.” Teecee2k17 said they wouldn’t upload any similar content.
The video didn’t depict anyone’s face. However, Complex reported a male voice in the video reminded many internet denizens of Rocky’s. The man in the video had the phrase “ASAP LIFE” tattooed on his stomach. Since Rocky has this tattoo, the male in the video was either Rocky himself or a very dedicated fan. Similarly, the man in the video had a hand tattoo identical to one of Rocky’s.
The video also aligns with Rocky’s past comments. He once said “I’ve photographed and documented many of them. The women that I’m around are into that free-spirited sh*t like me. Usually guys are insecure with working, successful women, they can’t handle it when it’s on the other foot, you know?”
He feels when successful women “get with a guy like me, they know I don’t want to break their hearts or nothing. And why not? Let’s smoke some good weed in the teepee and have a fun time!”
Of course, it’s possible the video was the work of a dedicated troll. Deepfake technology proves computers can be used to make fraudulent, very convincing, videos of celebrities. Furthermore, the video in question may depicted a man who is modeling his appearance on Rocky’s.
The rapper reveals the truth
All of these theories sound plausible enough. There’s just one issue: they were all incorrect. Rocky took to Twitter to confirm that the video depicts him – an interesting PR choice since he could have easily denied any involvement in the tape.
In a Tweet, he called the video “an alarming disturbance.” He admitted he didn’t like the comments people were making about the video. The identity of the woman in the video remains a mystery. For all we know, she might want to keep it that way. The video has been viewed over 185,000 times.
All in all, Rocky does not appear to be facing many repercussions from his sex tape. Perhaps the controversy will raise his public profile for awhile. Maybe these sorts of scandals are a little too common these days to make much of a splash. Or perhaps society has become so sexually liberated that sex tapes aren’t shocking anymore.