While conducting interviews about his top-selling disc At.Long.Last.A$AP, rapper A$AP Rocky revealed why he outed his sexual exploits with singer Rita Ora, shot down rumors that he hooked up with Rihanna and discussed his upcoming film DOPE. More inside…
Rapper A$AP Rocky is heading to the summit of the Billboard 200 albums chart. According to industry forecasters, his sophomore album At.Long.Last.A$AP, which was released on Monday, is expected to move more than 120,000 albums this week. That number will land the disc at #1, making it the second time A$AP has found himself at the top (his debut Long.Live.A$AP bowed atop the list in 2013).
Not surprisingly, the album’s release (and success) is tied to controversy. Earlier this week, we told you about a track named “Better Things” where the rapper goes in on Rita Ora. Now that he’s in NYC doing promo for the disc, A$AP has been asked to explain why he chose to share the intimate deets of her sexual encounter with Rita. Is he a lover scorned or just a dirtbag?
As you’ll hear during his chat with Hot 97’s Nessa, A$AP had a sexual encounter with Rita Ora around two years ago, during the time he was in a relationship. We did the math and we suspect that he was dating Chanel Iman at the time (though he has also dated Iggy Azalea, who actually made a record with Rita). Rita “talked” about their encounter and it got back to whomever he was dating at the time.
Specifically, the “Better Things” line goes:
“I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth/Next time I see her might curse the bitch out/Kicked the bitch out once cause she bitched out/Spit my kids out, jizzed up all in her mouth and made the bitch bounce.”
When asked to explain himself during the Hot 97 interview (see 9:44 below) he told Nessa,
“It was an old song….I should have muted that part…In all reality, she’s not the only pop singer getting jizzed on. It’s life. And it’s not a female or a male thing. It’s not a domination thing….My whole thing is I don’t kiss and tell. I’m not the first rap guy she’s been with and she’s not the first pop broad I’ve been with. This was LONG ago.”
“We didn’t date. I was in a relationship when that happened, and she got me in a lot of trouble! When you mess with me…Don’t kiss & tell! That’s it…and I won’t Just zip it next time.”
So was it Chanel Iman he cheated on? Hmmm…
At the (13:00) mark, A$AP admits that he is a walking contradiction for calling Rita Ora out for “talking” about their encounter, since he just recorded a song about it! He says, “I’m not perfect.”
He also opens up about Rihanna (revealing that they didn’t hook up). On the track “Jukebox Joints” there’s a line that goes “Ain’t nothing better than the pretty big forehead b—h.” And most people associate that description with Rihanna. At (13:28) A$AP tells Nessa that Rihanna is “not the only pretty big forehead bitch in the world.”
Here are more highlights:
On Rihanna (14:14): “If it happened. It would’ve happened, he said. “We didn’t do that. You never know. That’s not what I’m looking forward to, I’m looking forward to the friendship I have with all these other females.”
Does he regret the Rita Ora line (11:49): “I kinda feel bad cause I look like a womanizer. The thing is I’m young, I can’t justify it. I said it. It’s no excuses. She said what she said. We did what we did and it happened. I don’t want to keep talking about it. I’m not perfect at all. At the end of the day…I don’t want my character (to be defined by that).”
On fame: “Fame and money doesn’t change you. It changes the people around you.”
On DOPE (21:52): “I had to audition three times…cause I was so excited that I would get to cocky and that would make me nervous. I’ve always wanted to act. I feel like a lot of people will relate to it. It touches on different backgrounds. “
On Orgies (5:46): A$AP describes how he used LSD and slept with 9 girls in one night.
A$AP Rocky’s flim ‘Dope” will get the red carpet treatment as the American Black Film Festival’s opening night film!
As the proud Media Sponsor for the 2015 ABFF, TheYBF.com will be on the scene throughout the festival. And we want you there too!
Follow this link: http://www.abff.com/festival-passes/ and enter code YBF2015 at checkout for a 10% discount on ABFF passes, including access passes for all the celeb-packed events!