Harlem’s rapper A$AP Rocky is covering the February/March issue of Complex with fashion designer Jeremy Scott. In the cover story, the 24-year-old emcee talked about his issues with West Coast rap crew Odd Future. Rocky found time to clear the air, after Hodgy Beats of Odd Future threw shots at him. Below are some excerpts:
We talked about the Hodgy Beats thing and you got interviewed a shitload about it.
Have you spoken to them yet?
And has there been any reaching out from his side?
Is the question getting annoying for you?
It’s really irrelevant. Fuck annoying, it’s irrelevant. Put that in there. Quote: “Fuck annoying, it’s irrelevant.”
What do you see as the biggest difference between your two crews?
East Coast, West Coast. Lifestyle. Culture. Not culture, but just day-to-day, everyday shit. It’s really fucked up because I know that they don’t like us. A lot of my crew members don’t like them niggas, but I like them niggas. I’m being honest. I like them.
Why don’t you think they like you?
Nah. I know they don’t like us.
How do you know that?
Because Hodgy went out his way to show that he doesn’t like us. He doesn’t have to like us. That’s fine with me.
Do you think they feel threatened by you guys?
I don’t know what it is. They shouldn’t because we’re not coming for their necks or nothing like that. Personally, like I said, I want to work with Tyler, The Creator.
How big do you think that could be?
I mean, I don’t really want to speak on it because it’s going to be corny. Like, if we work together, we work together. If we don’t, we don’t.
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