In the April 2013 issue of Interview Magazine, A$AP Rocky sheds more light on his fashion choices and his stance on the topic of homophobia in Hip Hop while being interviewed by one of his favorite designers, Alexander
His current viewpoint the hip hop-homophobia issue is always what he has stated in the past saying, “So now that I'm here and I've got a microphone in my hand and about 6,000 people watching me, I need to tell them how I feel. For instance, one big issue in hip-hop is the gay thing. It's 2013, and it's a shame that, to this day, that topic still gets people all excited. It's crazy. And it makes me upset that this topic even matters when it comes to hip-hop, because it makes it seem like everybody in hip-hop is small-minded or stupid—and that's not the case. We've got people like Jay-Z. We've got people like Kanye. We've got people like me. We're all prime examples of people who don't think like that. I treat everybody equal, and so I want to be sure that my listeners and my followers do the same if they're gonna represent me. And if I'm gonna represent them, then I also want to do it in a good way.”
When discussing his fashion sense, A$AP credits the SoHo neighborhood in the Lower East Side of New York for influencing his style and Harlem for his attitude, “For me, growing up in Harlem and then migrating down to SoHo and the Lower East Side and chillin' down there and making that my stomping ground . . . That was a big thing, because I'm from Harlem, and downtown is more artsy and also more open-minded. So I got the best of both worlds.”
Check out some of the cool photos from the magazine: (some photos via MTV Style)
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