A$AP Rocky has sparked outrage with offensive lyrics directed at Rita Ora in his new song "Better Things".
The Harlem rapper surprise-released his latest album At. Long. Last. A$AP, the follow-up to 2013's Long. Live. A$AP on Tuesday.
It features guest spots from Kanye West, Rod Stewart, Mark Ronson and even actor James Franco but unfortunately, it also includes some serious misogyny.
"Better Things" sees the 26-year-old rap explicitly about an alleged sexual experience with "I Will Never Let You Down" singer Ora:
"I swear that b**ch Rita Ora got a big mouth/ Next time I see her might curse the b**ch out/ Kicked the b**ch out once cause she b**ched out/ Spit my kids out, j***ed up all in her mouth and made the b**ch bounce."
Fans quickly took to Twitter to criticise A$AP Rocky, branding the lyrics "disrespectful" and "childish".
If as a rapper/MC you cant get out of using the B word/N word in your raps, your artistry is rubbish. Your expression is conditioned.— African Renaissance (@JJ_Bola) May 26, 2015
ASAP's verse on Rita Ora was so wack and uncalled for. Can we move on from misogyny now? It's outdated— Nimrah (@nimrah___) May 26, 2015
Why do people think what A$AP Rocky said about Rita Ora was funny? It was plain misogyny. It'd be disrespectful to any woman.— Sean (@_boooosh) May 26, 2015
There have never been any reports or rumours of a relationship between A$AP Rocky and Ora and the latter is yet to react to the song. Ora's representatives are not commenting.
"I just poured it all out on this album," A$AP Rocky told Billboard. "All my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings. I didn't hold back one bit."
Many will be thinking that he needs to start holding back on the misogyny front. Fellow rapper Snoop Dogg recently said that while he doesn't regret writing derogatory lyrics about women in the past, his "attitude has changed".
"I am more sensitive and more vulnerable writing-wise and accepting a woman for being a beautiful person, as opposed to saying she is a b**ch or a w***e because that was how I was trained when I first started," he told Sky News.
"As I grew I fell in love with my wife and started to love my mother, my grandmother and my daughter. I understood what a woman was and I started to write about and express that."Reuse content