A$AP Rocky Calls Rapper-Owned Clothing Lines "Corny"

A$AP Rocky discusses his hatred for rapper-owned clothing lines and why fashion should be left to the professionals.

Even though he's is well known for wearing and name-dropping high-end fashion labels, don't expect A$AP Rocky to create his own clothing company anytime soon. Now, in a recent interview with HipHopWired, the Harlem upstart explains his distaste for rapper-owned fashion lines.

A$AP Rocky said that he believes artist-funded clothing lines are "corny" and are the sign of a washed-up rapper looking to make a buck. Although he would be open to collaborating with fashion designers on individual pieces, he believes fashion should be left to the professionals with a deeper understanding of its intricacies. 

"I might collab with designers, but that shit corny," he explained. "When rappers be doing that clothing line shit, that shit be corny man. That's a slow reality show. Ya know how reality shows wash niggas up? I feel that clothing line shit is just a slower reality show. That shit corny man...I'm not no fashion designer. Just ‘cause I got good taste don't mean that I know how to create it. I feel that's disrespectful. It's just like record labels and shit. Just cause motherfuckers know Hip Hop doesn't mean you know how to create it, motherfucker."

He continued, "I know brands well, [but] I'm not a fashion designer. It's more to fashion than just fabrics and stencils. You gotta learn how to draw, you gotta know how colorways work and materials, it's hard, man. Hood clothing lines, I refuse man. I refuse. I'm good on that."  

Despite Rocky's feelings, A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Bari is currently working on his own fashion label called Toast To The God.

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87 Comments

  • A$AP is a huge fgt

    A$AP is fuckin idiot. so you cant try to learn about the art form of clothing and try to create something just because you rap?? dumb ass shit, this guy should retire his music sucks anyway, he only got hot cuz he sells the message that labels want sold. what a loser bitchmade nigga

  • dino

    fuck this nigga, lil bitch

  • bizzalls

    What is the YOUNG jackass even talking about? That's how you make money, you stupid faggot! AND, YOU shouldn't be saying SHIT about clothing when you wear muthafuckin dresses you stupid ass bitch ass rapper!! I would slap the muthafuckin SHIT outta you I swear if i saw you! Definition of a HOMO.

  • Anonymous

    We all know asap was wearing wu wear fuck off

  • BLACK

    YALL HATIN ASS NIGGAZ CANT HATE ON ONE THING THOUGH: THAT ASAP ALBUM IS FUCKING DOOOOPE!!!! TOO BAD IT LEAKED SO EARLY...

    • STREEZY

      That album is dope? WTF are you talkin about doggy? WTF r u smokin son? That song "fuckin problems" is the gayest hip hop song i've ever heard. What, did Britney Spears pass on that beat, and they gave it to Gaysap Rocky? This dude has to have southern beats to get any buzz. He's from fuckin NYC and he's got down south beats. Just like French Montana's wack ass. "Pop That"...what is that bullshit? We need a NEW, REAL rapper to come out of NYC and bring it back to normal again, just like Cali has Kendrick. Fuck all these other clowns..

  • Anonymous

    HARLEM NIGGAS I KNOW DONT DRESS LIKE THIS NIGGA RIGHT HERE HE ON SOME WHITE BOY SHIT..HARLEM DISOWNED YOU..THE ONLY WACK SHIT OUT THERE IS JIM JONES SHIT WICH IS WACK TO THE FULLEST POWER AND ANYTHING THEM COUNTRY DUDES PUT OUT DOWN SOUTH YOU KNOW THEM CORNY COUNTRY DUDES CANT DRESS FOR SHIT.

  • SMH

    So being an entrepreneur and owning something that can potentially bring in millions of dollars like most rappers clothing lines have done for them is corny? I bet he be sipping on Diddy's Ciroc while listening to music on a pair Dre beats while wearing a dress! SMFH! FOH!

  • VanzVM

    Wtf...doesn't he have a clothing line on karmaloop.com??

  • Atl2Trill

    This dress wearing nigga needs to be quiet.

  • Doubl Negative

    How is a rapper dabbling in fashion any different to them branching off into a career in film or launching a range of headphones?

  • BLACK

    SO YALL NIGGAZ STILL ROCK RAPPER'S CLOTHING LINES??? THAT'S SO 90'S!!! I MEAN, I ROCK URBAN BRANDS LIKE BOOGER KIDS, 10 DEEP AND CROOKS...BUT I AIN'T GONNA WEAR NO AKOO OR ROCAWEAR!!

    • B Real

      WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU DEFENDING THIS SKIRT-WEARING BITCH ASS RAPPER? JUST ADMIT IT, HE'S WRONG. WHAT THE FUCK IS "CORNY" ABOUT HAVING A CLOTHING LINE? HE'S JUST MAD THAT THE RAPPERS DON'T MAKE DRESSES FOR MEN!!!

  • Anonymous

    hes just mad no one would buy his shit if he did have a clothing company

  • Money First

    This is just a classic example of someone who needs to "grow up" and live in the world a little bit longer (give him time we all live to contradict ourselves)...The artist name attached is about the branding value to sell the clothes but the designers and others that are employed as a result is a great thing and adds value to the economy!!

  • Baphomet

    You guys are all taking this too seriously, First of all that's HIS opinion and hes entitled to it no matter how wack you think he is or how corny, etc. Second of all he's not even nice enough a rapper who could build enough clout to expand his money into a clothing line. These brands that rappers made was about getting money in other ways but when hip hop was still in its hey day. Jay made Rocawear when hip hop was strong. Now with hip hop getting weaker and weaker, it'll be very difficult to drop brands like that. Besides one MAJOR element in the success of 50, Diddy, and Jay was that they were wearing this shit and self promoting. Thats all it took but the rest of the rappers either did not do that or had wack clothes that weren't going with the times. Now back to Asap: first of all, he sucks as a rapper and his album is a disgrace. Second, all he does is talk about fashion. He's so jaded and boring all he can talk about is clothes and clothes and clothes and clothes and more clothes. Third he said its more to fashion than fabrics and stencils. But his dumbass doesn't realize that these rappers hire all these people to make the drawings and come with color-ways and fabrics. Kanye spent millions grabbing a team for his women's line so idk wtf he's talking about. What this fellow mortal says really shouldnt matter to us at all. Just another corny nigga that claims to be from Harlem that thinks his opinion matters because he has people riding his dick. He's not even gonna be around for the long haul so let sleeping dogs lie.

  • funny guyy

    this nigga is funny, he dresses like a fucking female so he should shut the fuck up about fashion faggot ass nigga

  • Frank Wonder

    I agree with him. That's why none of these rappers' clothing lines lasted. G-Unit, gone. Sean John, struggling. Rocawaear, struggling. Wu Wear, gone. Naughty Wear, gone. FJ560 (Fat Joe), gone.

    • Anonymous

      i bet 50 and jay-z made more off g-unit and rocawear then asap and his whole crew will earn in their whole lives

    • Anonymous

      yeah but they still got paid while it lasted wouldnt you rather make a few million selling your own shit for a few years

  • Anonymous

    I don't think getting money is "corny".

  • Anonymous

    Money got taste? okay, dressing up like my little sister with them skinny jeans isn't taste, bruh.

  • Anonymous

    HES GOT A POINT...WHILE I UNDERSTAND A RAPPER TRYING TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR AND BRANCHING OUT BUT JUST CUS YOUR A RAPPER DONT MAKE YOUR BRAND GOOD. I DONT LIKE NON OF THAT CIROC, NUVO,SEAN JEAN BULLSHIT...BUT THEN ALL AT THE SAME TIME..ALL THAT LV, AND DG, AND PRADA SHIT IS FOR FEMALES...TODAYS RAPPERS BE LOOKING LIKE A BUNCH OF BITCHES WEARING THAT SHIT

    • Anonymous

      Prada is for women? You've never had any America's Cup Prada, stop telling on yourself. Be real, most likely you couldn't afford it so you dissed it.

  • truth

    Who is he? hes just another one of these rappers who let their datpiff downloads and twitter followers hype themselves up when nobody knows/cares about him outside the internet.

  • LP

    But this nigga got his own clothing line http://www.karmaloop.com/Browse.htm#VendorId=9221&Pgroup=1 ??? fuck this niigga asap corny as fuck anyway

  • A$AP Rocky

    Fuck all you niggas talkin shit bout me.

  • Anonymous

    this is why you will never be a jay-z or diddy clown

  • Fly guy

    Other than oil Wayne's truck fit who's really making clothing lines? Wiz and big Sean even drake have what you call fan merchandise when you have a show fans want something they can keep forever music is so accessible that the value of it is down but when your able to own a piece of the artist you admire or idolize how is that corny and why make another designer rich when you have the following to put millions in your own pocket it's called business... Rocawear and Sean jean (which aren't my taste in fashion at all) have grossed over a billion dollars each so who's really corny???

  • johnson

    isn't your rapping homie doing TRVP GXD clothing line?

  • Anonymous

    "Despite Rocky's feelings, A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Bari is currently working on his own fashion label called Toast To The God." OH SHIT! failed irony. A$AP Bari ain't no rapper and Toast to the Gods isn't Rocky's brand. I'm sure Rocky ain't against fashion designers having their own fashion brand

  • Anonymous

    This kid is what corny a kid from harlem new york acting like he from the south thats corny lol

    • abortedu

      anon the one who said (Stop repeating everything your older brother told you to say. ) ur a idiot ur moms should have aborted you, fuck outta here trynna correct someone

    • Anonymous

      Stop repeating everything your older brother told you to say. You simple minded retard. Also stop drawing lines between your own people in your own country because it make you sound racist. Now do the world a favor & go play in traffic or something ya dumb dumb.

  • Anonymous

    Oh and Sean John used to be on too!!

  • Anonymous

    RocaWear wasnt corny neither was State Property ASAP fucking up

  • Jake

    Nigga You Gay, Keep Wearing Them Dresses

  • Ken

    I love how this is "news." stick to the music, dx, come now

  • Cudder

    I don't disagree with him but here's the thing... rappers are gonna try to make money somehow. if it ain't thru clothing lines, they'll find some other way to try to cash in. and that could range from SKATEBOARD APPAREL *coughweezycough* to fragrance *coughfiddycough* to whatever else... these niggas thirsty for money cause that concert revenue money sometimes ain't enough for them to buy their 50K Escalade.

    • Anonymous

      wayne is not making skateboard apparel no skateboarders wear that shit unless they getting paid to

    • Anonymous

      "rappers are gonna try to make money somehow." How about they fucking rap. I know right my head just exploded to. Live Shows, Mixtapes, Albums, Privet Events, Features, or just stand on the corner with a sign that says "Will Rap 4 Food"...

  • Anonymous

    talentless A$$WIPE knows corny, if nothing else. That black culture brought forth Frederick Douglass and Miles Davis, James Baldwin, James Brown and Curtis Mayfield could now-- thanks to white Sony payola-- look to A$$WIPE for anything is a sad fucking testament.

  • YESSIR

    LMFAO IMMA BE REPEATING IT AGAIN: ASAP AINT A SMART NIGGA..HE NEVER HIT SCHOOL BUT ITS NOT HIS FAULT..LETS BLAME IT ON SOCIETY IF U MAY..DUMB ASS NIGGAS. NOW ONTO THE SUBJECT..YOU'RE TELLIN ME THE WAY U DRESS AINT CORNY? COMME DES FUCKDOWN AINT CORNY?? IT DOESNT EVEN MEAN SHIT IN FRENCH SO THE DOUBLE ENTENDRE IS USELESS..AND WHAT ABOUT THEM SKIRTS RAKIM?! U PROLLY HAD A STUDIO SESSION WITH FRANK OCEAN AND MISTER C TO THINK THATS GOOD TASTE..BUT U NEVER HIT SCHOOL SO U CANT REALLY JUDGE BY YOURSELF..HE AINT THAT BAD FOR YOUNG CAT..I WOULD SUGGEST U TO MAKE THEM COLLABOS WITH TRUKFIT FUC BOI

  • jscot

    I agree that shit is way too corny. It seems like niggas are more so concerned with making money than creating a legacy to be proud of...What happened to staying in your lane.

  • wolfman

    Jigga's laughin all the way to the bank on that comment (can you say sold for 204 million?). I don't see anyone dressing like a$ap...can we close the black-hole that let his dude come into existence?

    • Anonymous

      id rather put out corny clothes and get 200 million than bitch about it and give my money to homos from paris for skirts

    • jscot

      So what he sold for what ever amount. That doesnt meant it wasnt corny. Niggas was just dumb enough to buy it at the time. Nothing that brand ever put out was fashionable out side of hood wear

  • Frank Ferter

    Coming from a man *Coughs* closet homosexual that wears dresses. He should be the last person to speak!

  • MEEK MILL

    ohhh BURN!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    ......not as corny as the clothes you wear Asap

  • Anonymous

    says the guy who wears 500 skirts

  • The B

    Coming from a nigga that wears wifebeater skirts LOL!!!

  • Anonymous

    Soon as he become one and done he goin be making a clothing line just like everyone else lmao smh

  • Anonymous

    I agree with him, 90% of these rapper owned clothing lines look ugly as fuck, wouldn't be caught dead in that shit.

  • Ugur

    And he is right. I mean, it's just ridiculous that all these rappers nowadays pretend to be so-called geniuses. If you are a musician, than stay true to your roots. You cant be good at everything.

  • Anonymous

    i just seen a quentin tarantino interview and that 50 yr old man is wearing a wu-wear hoodie

  • n.i.g

    these new niggas homo, i like asap music but all this gay ass fashion, niggas wear kilts and leggins and shit jus fuckn homo. gimme a fitted and sum js and im good wit that

  • DONATE A BRAIN TO ROCKY ASAP

    Why would he say some stupid shit like that when his partner is about to start a clothing line?

  • Anonymous

    Look i was right.

  • trooth

    its called making money

  • Anonymous

    i think niggas wearing skirts is corny

  • Anonymous

    He has his own clothing line "A$AP Rocky" look it up on karmaloop.com What a fucking hypocrite

  • Anonymous

    Spoken like a true Harlem nigga. Shit was cool when Rocawear and Diddy did the Sean John thing. Master P came out with those ugly ass sneakers but i respected it. But shit got corny when every rapper started making clothes. Now your favorite rapper is making girl clothes. I agree shit is corny now.

    • Anonymous

      U dumb ass do know that Jay-Z nor Diddy created or really had THAT much to do with those clothing brands right? Haha silly ass kids naive as hell to the business and how most deals are set up with FAMOUS individuals who they know will bring in cash to their company/brand/products.

    • Anonymous

      Same person, People get it mixed up cause a nigga and his crew have shirts made that represents their crew. You stupid if you don't have those kinds of shirts made. Also alot of times those kinds of shirts are sold online with a certain website. Of course some idiot will say he is a hypocrite blah blah blah. But he is talking about going worldwide with that corny shit. Im sure if the opponunity came to Asap Rocky he would do a clothing line if he had a solid partner and he co-owned the company. But i feel what duke is saying. 90% of these rappers clothing line are shit.

  • Anonymous

    "Although he would be open to collaborating with fashion designers on individual pieces" ASAP sounds corny for basically admitting he'd do the same thing if given the opportunity.

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