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A$AP Rocky Says Dark Skin Women Shouldn’t Wear Red Lipstick [PHOTOS]


A$AP Rocky has long dubbed himself the “pretty motherf-cker” in his songs, and is now offering questionable beauty tips to women. The Harlem rap star said that women of dark complexion should avoid wearing red lipstick, further adding only women with fairer complexions can pull the look off. 

In an interview with fashion website, The Coveteur, Rocky discusses his daily grooming regimen and other details, such as using witch hazel to cleanse his skin. The “F-ckin Problems” rapper even talked up how he cares for his signature braids, which includes just washing his hair once per week. The interview takes a turn, however, when Rocky shares his thoughts on women wearing makeup and the dropping the red lipstick bomb in that discussion.

A quote from A$AP Rocky’s interview:

But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that. Just like if you were to wear like—f-cking for instance, what do dark skin girls have that you know fair skinned girls can’t do… Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls!

Although reaction to the quote has been mild thus far, several women responded to Rocky’s advice by posting photos via social media. One Twitter user tweeted, “As a dark skin woman, I really wish ASAP ROCKY would tell me that I shouldn’t wear red lipstick,” complete with photo.

This has the potential to explode, so buckle up. Check out photos from the Coveteur shoot in the gallery.

[spotted at VIBE]

Photo: The Coveteur

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  • Bren

    Screw ASAP and his raggedy Ann and Andy braids! I look GOOD in my MAC Diva. Red lips only look good on fair-skinned women?! Well, cornrows only look good on little boys!

  • KJ

    And men shouldn’t wear dresses!!!

  • Barry Barber

    To many down low brothers in the rap game. Talk real big about women and get bent over at the studio haha! Hey ASAP I don’t know about you but man women in whatever they have on or don’t have on are beautiful. No complaints and I have seen some darker skinned sisters that can rock the red lipstick

  • James Mcphail

    To each his own I love my women in red lipstick boy.

  • LetsBeReal

    red lipstick looks particularly good on darker skin. It really compliments their complexion and they are the only ones who can pull it off and make it look subtle. A lighter tone like myself can sometimes look clownish if not worn properly.