A$AP Rocky recently touched on advice he’s gotten from Drake and Kanye West. He also discussed his appreciation for Odd Future and his take on the Azealia Banks feud with Iggy Azalea for Punchbowl TV.
Rocky recently wrapped up a tour with Drake. During said tour, the two became close and A$AP was asked about the advice he got from Drizzy.
“Drake likes to show me better than he could tell me,” A$AP explained. “He’s a kind hearted kid. He’s shown me that when I get to his level, I can still be humble and still be nice to people…I don’t want to work with Drake because it’s so cliche. I’ve got something better. I’ve got a brotherhood with him. That’s my bro. I do want to work with him. I just think people are already expecting that. So, maybe we shouldn’t give them what they want yet.”
He has also obtained some advice from Kanye West. According to A$AP, Yeezy let him know that it’s not all about awards.
“Kanye’s school as fuck,” he shared. “He gave me some advice. He said it’s an honor to have a Grammy, of course, hands down. But he said, ‘Keep your eyes on the prize. Keep doing what you love. Don’t do it for that. Do it for the people.’ I’ve got to respect that.”
When asked about the feud between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks, A$AP said he feels the feud should come to an end. He also added that he knows both emcees and that Iggy Azalea is not a racist.
“They’ve got to cut it out. That’s some bullshit. Iggy is not racist. Trust me. That’s some bullshit. I think that’s petty for Azealia Banks. Come on. Don’t pick on her because she’s white. That’s a low blow.”
Furthermore, Rocky discussed his appreciation for Odd Future, a group that he’s often been compared with. He noted that he has no ill will towards the group and that he feels that beefing would be “stupid.”
“I like Odd Future but people don’t want us to like each other. They want us to beef and that’s fucking stupid. I like Odd Future. People always want to compare us and I don’t get it.”