The Harlem rapper opens up about his fallout with friend-turned-rival SpaceGhostPurrp.
(Photo: Complex Magazine)
A$AP Rocky is opening up about soured creative relationships in his new cover story for the upcoming issue of Complex magazine. On the cusp of his widely anticipated debut album, the 24-year-old rising star talks about the damage done by the collapse of his partnership with longtime friend and producer SpaceGhostPurrp. Last week, Purrp and members of his Raider Klan crew were detained after attacking the A$AP Mob at a venue in Miami.
"I look on the Internet and every time we put something out he gets his Raider Klan people to be like, 'You’re biting,' and it’s like, 'You’re just mad I’m bigger than you.'" Rocky says. "His life revolves around hating on me, and this is a guy who used to live in my house. My mom took care of him. Before I had a record deal we were sharing dinner plates and s--t."
Despite still being stung from the beef, A$AP said it had given him new perspective and that he's made his peace.
"It happened. It’s like it was meant to happen. It is what it is," he said. "When the heat came down, he was the only scared one."
In addition to Purrp, Rocky also addressed his falling out with Dominic Lord, the rapper and fashion designer from Harlem who was once affiliated with the Mob.
"I brought him in as a little brother, and then he didn’t want to wait," he said. "A$AP Mob, they’re waiting their turn. He left and started telling these labels that he’s the creative motherf---er behind A$AP and all this other s--t. Shouts to him. It’s whatever. I’m just saying, there’s no more room for outsiders. We learned that lesson with Spacemonkey and Dom."
Read the full interview over at Complex.
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