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White Rapper Asher Roth Slams Black Rappers For Not Giving Back To Africa


Rapper Asher Roth may have debuted on the music scene with the slacker anthem ” I Love College” heralding “getting wasted,” and smoking weed but he’s now taking aim at black rappers for not sharing their millions with the “Motherland.”

Roth attempts to address the great divide between the have and the have-nots in his latest single “Sour Patch Kids” and his remix of Lil Wayne’s “A Milli,” “A Millie Remix.”

“When I dropped that … (I thought) ‘You guys are always going off about how much money you have. Do you realize what’s going on in this world right now?’ All these black rappers — African rappers — talking about how much money they have. ‘Do you realize what’s going on in Africa right now?'” Roth says.

“It’s just like, ‘You guys are disgusting. Talking about billions and billions of dollars you have. And spending it frivolously, when you know, the Motherland is suffering beyond belief right now.'”

Roth recently apologized for a tweet he posted on his Twitter exclaiming he was “hanging out with nappy headed hoes.” The 23-year-old blond rapper claims he was “making fun of don imus,”referring to the radio disc jockey who was fired after making the same derogatory comments.

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