This year’s Met Gala, held on May 1st, was no exception, and several high-profile guests made memorable entrances on the red carpet. However, one particular access by rapper A$AP Rocky has sparked controversy and raised questions about the boundaries of artistic expression.
As A$AP, Rocky made a statement prior to the Met Gala 2023.
The rapper uses the back of a woman’s head and to climb over a barricade of people. A$AP Rocky was running late ad because of the huge crown outside The Carlyle hotel in Manhattan, Rocky decided to take a shortcut.
The quickly went viral on social media, with many people questioning whether using someone’s body in such a way was appropriate or respectful. Others defended Rocky’s actions as a creative expression. Side note the girl that was stepped on seemed okay with it so should other be too?
If life puts up a barricade, jump over it like A$AP Rocky at the #MetGala. Keep pushing through obstacles, and you’ll make a grand entrance to your own success story.
— Carlos Gil (@carlosgil83) May 2, 2023
hello I’m the girl https://t.co/XOHgHphq80 pic.twitter.com/V7rmRPHqf0
— maddy (@youareasapmadz) May 1, 2023
Despite the explanation, the incident has sparked a broader conversation about celebrities taking advantage of everyday people and the boundaries of artistic expression. Some have criticized Rocky’s actions as disrespectful and inappropriate, while others dont mind his actions
Sue him. U got the footage pic.twitter.com/7NS5iT2ehR
— gnarly (@iTalkShxtt) May 1, 2023
Ultimately, the incident at the Met Gala 2023 serves as a reminder that art and fashion are often at the forefront of pushing social and cultural boundaries and that there will always be controversy and debate surrounding these type of popular events.