13 FACTS ABOUT A$AP ROCKY THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW
12) Mayers started rapping at the age of 9, when he moved to Harrisburg
He was born on October 3, 1988, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York city.
2)Mayers started rapping at the age of 9, when he moved to Harrisburg , Pennsylvania.
He learned how to rap from his older brother, who also wore the French Braids hairdo that Mayers later adopted.
3) When Mayers was 12 years old, his father went to jail in connection with selling drugs; he died in 2012.
It had an everlasting impact on him
4) When Mayers was 13, his brother was killed in Harlem
The death inspired Rocky to take rapping more seriously.
5)A$AP Rocky sold drugs while moving around homeless shelters with his mother and sister
After living for a period in a shelter with his mother in New York City, he moved to midtown Manhattan .In 2004, Mayers served two weeks in Rikers Island for drug dealing, where he shared a cell with future rapper Casanova.
6)He is a big fan of Kanye West
He told CRWN , “I think that Kanye had a rough time in the fashion industry, but I think it’s all starting to pay off. He and Pharrell paved the way for artists like myself. I wouldn’t be here. I would be full of shit if I told you that as a teen I wasn’t inspired by Kanye West.”
7)He has found LSD to be Therapeutic
In an interview with Billboard, he admits, “It helps me cope with life, I’ve been doing this stuff since I got into the industry. People are scared to talk about it…It’s trippy. My art, my visuals. Very trippy.”
8)He used to date Australian rapper Iggy Azalea
In 2011, Rocky began dating Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, whom he met through Chase N. Cashe. Azalea confirmed that they were dating in an interview with Vibe Magazine released on January 15, 2012. It was around this time that she revealed she had tattooed the title of Rocky's breakout mixtape "Live.Love.A$AP" on her fingers. She also claimed she was not the only one with tattoos dedicated to the relationship.Later, in July 2012, Rocky said they were no longer dating. In March 2013, Azalea revealed she had crossed out the "A$AP" part of the tattoo.
9) Assault at Budweiser Made in America Festival
On August 31, 2013, Mayers allegedly slapped a woman during the Budweiser Made in America Festival He was charged "with misdemeanor simple assault, a class two misdemeanor". The case was dismissed after a witness failed to appear to court.The woman later filed a lawsuit in July 2014, stating that she still suffered certain conditions following the alleged assault. Mayers stated that he never touched the woman, and that she "should have known that there could be trouble in place with so many people". The lawsuit was settled between the two in April 2015.
10) He compares himself to Allah
When talking to GQ about his latest album, he boasts,”Look at it: At.Long.Last.A$AP. A-L-L-A. Like slang for ‘Allah.’ It’s the return of the god MC…I’m named after Rakim, and I’m finally facing what it means: I was born to do this shit.” All hail the Me$$iah.
11) He’s a Harry Potter fan
Comparing the craft to Harry Potter he states, “Your wand has to choose you, as opposed to you choosing your wand. That’s what fashion is like, man. You gotta let it take control of you. You don’t know, sometimes it is stepping out of your own comfort zone, but it is what it is.”
12)Before his close friend and A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Yams died, Rocky and Yams wrote out the blueprint for a second A$AP Mob mix tape
He plans to execute it as Yams intended
13) Assault in Sweden
In July 2019, he was arrested for aggravated assault (later changed to just assault) in Stockholm,Sweden after a concert, after he and his entourage were involved in a brawl on June 30.The victim was beaten, kicked and cut with broken bottles when down on the ground.The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he required stitches.ASAP Rocky's bodyguard also filed a counter complaint. The victim is suspected of harassment and minor assault or possibly attempted assault. ASAP Rocky's ongoing tour was put on hiatus for the trial. As it was judged there is a risk that he may flee or tamper with evidence he may be kept in custody at Kronoberg remand prison until arraignment.