A$AP Rocky covers the April/May 2015 issue of Complex magazine. He shares his disappointments with his previous album, his current relationship status, the lack of respect within the Been Trill/Hood By Air beef, psychedelics, A$AP Yams and more. Peep an excerpt when he was asked about former girlfriend, Iggy Azalea:
OK, let’s go back to an old relationship: How do you feel about the criticism of Iggy Azalea for not being an “authentic” rapper?
That [situation with Iggy] is unfortunate because nobody wants to be portrayed that way. I’m quite sure she doesn’t. I think she works hard like the rest of us. Silly or not, 300 million people like to watch it on YouTube, so who the fuck are we to say anything?
So you don’t think the criticism is fair?
It comes with the game. If she fake on something, somebody is going to call her bluff. That’s life. I’m not looking at it from a standpoint of “I used to be boning this chick’s back out.” I’m looking at it [as] “She’s just a person.” You can’t bluff. You gotta just be 100. That’s all I could really say. The question is: Was she not being 100 about something?
Check out the full cover story here and a behind the scenes video footage for the cover shoot below:
SXSW 2015 just finished this past weekend in Austin, Texas. VIBE magazine was on the scene and was able to sit down with Harlem rapper, A$AP Rocky, as well as catch his Samsung performance. Rocky shares his feelings on the passing of fellow Mob member, A$AP Yams, laying low from the outside world and his new album, A.L.L.A.. Check out all the individual videos after the jump:
News broke Sunday morning of the passing of A$AP Mob founder, A$AP Yams. After many accusations of drug overdose being the cause of the 26 year old’s death, A$AP Ant and Joey Fatts speak out against those rumors as false accusations. In a conversation with VladTV, A$AP Ant discussed Yams’ impact on himself as well as the Mob. He touches on not being sad over his death because that’s not what Yams would want; but instead throw a party in honor of him. Joey Fatts tweeted that Yams also had sleep apnea, but it hasn’t been determined as the official cause of death.
“I just want to clear it up for real, for real. It ain’t no overdose. People stop saying overdose, cuz that’s not what it is. People keep talking about he overdosed off Xanax or whatever and lean…no. That’s not what happened,” – A$AP Ant
My brother ain’t die from no overdose. Fuck all you bitch niggas. My brother had severe sleep apnea. And was killing you fuck boys daily.
— FATTS (@JoeyFatts) January 19, 2015
NYC’s ALIFE streetwear brand, has released their 2014 collection lookbook featuring A$AP Mob. Hailing from New York themselves, it’s only right that the two would come together. The collection also features a jersey inspired by former NY Yankee and legend, Derek Jeter. Check out the entire lookbook inside and shop the collection here. (more…)