A$AP Rocky rocks the April 2013 Issue of Interview Magazine. Mean mugging in his gold front grills, the Pretty Motherf****r himself is interviewed by friend/designer Alexander Wang as he expresses the innate nature of fashion for him and disdain for the image hip hop has and the “homophobic” sentiment believed to still be instilled in the culture:
“Fashion was a natural thing to me. It was just one of those things that helped me be an individual … and it helped me get the attention that most people try to get with publicity stunts or by doing other crazy things. “
“For instance, one big issue in hip-hop is the gay thing. It’s 2013, and it’s a shame that, to this day, that topic still gets people all excited. It’s crazy. And it makes me upset that this topic even matters when it comes to hip-hop, because it makes it seem like everybody in hip-hop is small-minded or stupid — and that’s not the case. We’ve got people like Jay-Z. We’ve got people like Kanye. We’ve got people like me. We’re all prime examples of people who don’t think like that. I treat everybody equal, and so I want to be sure that my listeners and my followers do the same if they’re gonna represent me. And if I’m gonna represent them, then I also want to do it in a good way.”
Read more at the NY Daily News, and be sure to pick up your copy.
Just for kicks, take a walk down memory lane (of a few months ago) as the rapper appears in Wang’s newest ad campaign starring Bon Qui Qui:
Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock
Photos Courtesy of Interview Magazine.