I have to admit, I liked A$AP Rocky’s music, but after this interview, I am a certified fan. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him to discuss his new movie DOPE and his warm personality and huge smile was infectious! The film is a coming of age story about a black boy from Inglewood, CA who wants to graduate high school and attend an ivy league college, but after an un-expected run-in with the neighborhood drug dealer, his life is turned upside down and he embarks on an adventure that may change his life.
A$AP plays that drug dealer and although he is morally not a good guy, you find yourself liking him anyway! His charm and charisma gave me goosebumps because it reminded me so much of the late Tupac Shakur. He too was an actor and in films like Above The Rim and Juice he played bad guys, that you couldn’t help but like. In addition to those roles, Pac was one of the most charismatic entertainers of our time. His tattoo might have said, ‘Thug Life,’ but his smile and warm heart affected everyone from the streets to the suburbs. I spoke to Rocky about that comparison.
“T, my boy said ‘Last time I seen that kind of spirit, that energy,’ cause you know people get it confused, the Pac thing, the gangsta thing, but you talking about the energy ! He said the last time he seen it was Pac. And you know I felt it was a bias thing because he was so proud and happy. And I was like, man I’m glad you see that. And I know he wouldn’t lie about it, but to hear somebody else say the same thing…that’s just crazy.”
One of the things A$AP has become famous for is his sexual conquest. The rapper who is quick to say that he has been ‘handsome since birth,’ famously dated supermodel Chanel Iman (who is also in the film DOPE). But, it is rumored that he has also slept with Rihanna, Rita Ora and many many others, including his ex-girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea. Recently, he admitted to having sex with 9 different women in one day! And his character in the film also has a love for ladies. So, I asked him what he finds most attractive about a woman?
“I think the sexiest thing about a woman…well, she has to be sexy! After we get past the physical, I would say attitude. I love individuality. A woman that’s willing to dress like an individual, act like and individual. I think it’s just one of those things where I can’t say I like this type of female or that type of female. I don’t really have a precise preference, but what really turns me on about a woman is confidence with a sweet personality. You know, nobody’s perfect, but I love a pretty woman that’s still cool about it that don’t get gassed off the compliments because that’s all lust.”
Love him! DOPE is in theaters everywhere now and A$AP’s second album is on iTunes now as well!
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