A$AP Rocky Talks To Fashion Designer Alexander Wang About “The Gay Thing” For The April Issue Of Interview Magazine

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Fashionable and stylish rapper A$AP Rocky covers the April 2013 issue of Interview magazine. For his cover story, Rocky was interviewed by American fashion designer Alexander Wang. During his interview, Rocky opened up and touched on various topics including growing up in Harlem, migrating down to SoHo and “the gay thing.” Below are some excerpts:

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A$AP Rocky on fashion…

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.”

A$AP Rocky on growing up in Harlem then migrating down to SoHo and the Lower East Side…

I came up in a world that was just crazy — and it was hectic and kind of radical at the same time. 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. It was like being on the streets and then being in school at the same time, and I tried to keep my hands in everything just so I wasn’t missing out on any fun. I just always wanted to be knowledgeable of my whereabouts, my surroundings, and what was going on with our generation.”

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A$AP Rocky on “the gay thing”…

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 caseWe’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.”

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Photos Credit: Craig McDean for Interview magazine |

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