A$AP Rocky calls out Chris Brown for infamous assault of Rihanna in new song - report

  • 06/05/2022

The lyrics in A$AP Rocky's new track 'D.M.B' call out Chris Brown for his infamous assault of Rihanna, according to some online.

Brown savagely attacked his then-girlfriend Rihanna in a car in 2009, punching her repeatedly, threatening to kill her and throwing her mobile phone out of the window when she tried to get help.

The 'Kiss Kiss' hitmaker was sentenced to five years probation and community service over the assault.

Now A$AP Rocky is dating Rihanna and is the father of her unborn baby.

'D.M.B' includes the lines: "I share my clothes with my bitch like she my sis / I don't beat my bitch, I need my bitch."

Celebrity gossip website TMZ calls the line a "thinly veiled shot" at Brown, saying it "of course" references his vicious beating of Rihanna more than a decade ago.

However, not everyone agrees with the website's assessment. A contributor on Genius.com, which explains the meanings behind lyrics, believes the line instead addresses accusations that A$AP Rocky himself has also physically assaulted women.

"A$AP Rocky denying his recent charge of battery with a deadly weapon by saying he doesn’t beat bitches," the contributor writes on Genius.

"He may also be alluding to a 2013 incident where he slapped a woman during the Budweiser Made in America Festival... A$AP has always maintained his innocence but settled with the victim out of court."

A$AP Rocky hasn't commented publicly on the meaning of the lyric.

Rihanna features in the music video for 'D.M.B', which was released this week. Filmed in New York, the video is described as "an ode to the classic love story, with Rocky and Rihanna depicting true ride-or-die characters in a devoted relationship despite their circumstances".

He proposes to her in the video, which has tongues wagging about a real-life engagement for the soon-to-be parents.