Rapper ASAP Rocky was slammed by hundreds of netizens Friday after a year-old interview resurfaced. When he sat down with TimeOut Magazine last year, ASAP Rocky talked about how he didn’t want to get involved in politics.

When he was asked if he ever felt he was “being forced” to address the issue, he gave the following response:

“They're not forcing me to do s---. I'm just gonna stay black and die. Why, because I'm black? So every time something happens because I'm black I gotta stand up? What the f--- am I, Al Sharpton now? I'm ASAP Rocky. I did not sign up to be no political activist. I wanna talk about my mother------ lean, my best friend dying, the girls that come in and out of my life, the jiggy fashion that I wear, my new inspirations in drugs! I don't wanna talk about no f------- Ferguson and s--- because I don't live over there! I live in f------ Soho and Beverly Hills. I can't relate. I'm in the studio; I'm in these fashion studios; I'm in these b------ drawers. I'm not doing anything outside of that. That's my life.”

While some fans attacked ASAP Rocky, saying they were shocked he made a statement like that, other Twitter users defended him. Some maintained ASAP Rocky changed his views from last year and recently appeared in a promotional video for the Black Lives Matter movement.