A$AP Rocky Discusses His Suicidal Thoughts On "Phoenix"

A$AP Rocky opens up about his suicidal inclinations and how they factor into his song "Phoenix."

With the recent deaths of Pro Era member Capital STEEZ and Freddy E., the issue of suicide is becoming a serious hot button topic in Hip Hop. Now, in a recent interview with MTV, Harlem up-and-comer A$AP Rocky enters the dialogue and discusses his own suicidal inklings.

Rocky discussed why he was compelled to rap about suicide on his Danger Mouse-produced song "Phoenix," saying that he sometimes thinks about taking his own life. Despite this, Rocky explained that he believes those kinds of emotions are normal for most people, whether others would admit it or not.

"'Bloody ink on my pad spelled suicide/Michael Jackson even passed cause you scrutinized' - those are natural feelings that we all get sometimes," he said. "You hurt so bad and you're going through so much pain to the point where sometimes you don't even wanna live anymore. That's how a lot of people think, whether we'd like to admit it or not and that's all I was showcasing. It was that emotion...suicidal kinda emotions...I'm not glorifying it at all. I'm just basically telling you that sometimes I have suicidal thoughts. And maybe I should seek help, or maybe it's not that deep."

Check out the full interview below.

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23 Comments

  • Anonymous

    donate your organs A$$WIPE at least something good might come of your fucking inane exiistance just don't jump in front of a subway, I gotta shorty to ball uptown!!

  • J. Cash

    Hopefully his music is as far as he will take that shit!

  • Daniel

    I kind of agree with him. Everyone has those thoughts of how the world would react to them leaving.

  • Shyne

    AKA Sold his soul to the devil. Now he wants to leave this earth.

    • trollshavenolives

      oh god you secret society hiphop police fuck ass stans are STILL around!?....what the fuck yo...this shit makes me embarrassed to be a fan of Hip-Hop.its never the artists that kill the culture its these idiot fans nowadays

  • Decatur

    its ashame theres no comments on this but a 200 on shit wit chief keef goin to jail or cassidy and meek beef shit but wea niggas should be havin deep convos at its fuccin empty smh sucide and w us young niggaz is becomin a new trend and that shit needs to die whether niggaz respect niggaz who kill them selves or not thats another soul bodyless but yall niggaz dont get it smh fucc niggaz

  • Anonymous

    A$$WIPES biggest "talent" is in those sweet dick sucking lips of his... But wait until Sony's bill comes due: ALL these articles are bought and paid for... Hopefully A$$WIPE has the courage to kill himself and black culture can start it's big comeback.

    • Truth

      Anyone that would look at him and think dick sucking lips is a faggot. Are you mad that you're faggot fantasies will never come true?

  • BLACK

    BEST TRACK ON THE ALBUM!!!

  • WMD DuBois

    first this no talent bites Aesop Rock (who even lobotomized would rhyme better than this dipshit ever will), now he tries to channel one of Biggie's greatest achievements... Rap music embarrasses itself more every day this idiot lives.

    • SchoolinFoolsSinceHipHopStarted

      @WMD DuBois:ur the only dumbass left still bringin up Aesop Rock and comparing to ASAP Rocky!!lmao. this is what you sound like "everything is just jocking everything!the word STAND was bitten from the word SAND!"fuckin idiot hiphop heads now. if you must know A$AP stands for "Always Strive And Prosper,Assassinating Snitches And Police,etc", Rocky is a nickname of his that he has had since he was a kid because his government name is RAKIM, yes after the emcee rakim.ASAP Rocky is not just a solo act.he has a whole crew called the ASAP MOBB!ASAP FERG,ASAP TY BEATS,ASAP Nast,ASAP Twelvy,ASAP Ant,ASAP Yams(the creator of the whole thing),ASAP Bigga Bars,etc.Aesop and ASAP have no biting at all between them.so kill yo self. "Rap music embarrasses itself more every day this idiot lives."....i hope you are referring to yourself.lmao

    • dj nemesis

      ^exactly...and you forgot one more thing, 3. if asap rocky wasnt in the A$ap mob, his name wudnt be asap rocky,itd just be rocky...nobody wud remember aesop rock if asap rocky never joined asap

    • Anonymous

      Even though his name sounds like Aesop Rock's name. There are 2 things that are constantly wrong with that statement. 1. Rocky's name came from his real name Rakim Mayers. 2. Even if he did rip off the name it's not like it would matter. The 2 are completely different rappers. So please quit bringing up that their names sound similar. Because it's irrelevant to the point that suicide is not something to be laughed at. And just because Biggie has suicidal thoughts doesn't mean no one else does.

    • Anonymous

      Aesop Rock is for nerdy white bacpackers.

  • Anonymous

    Don't think about it, A$$WIPE, just fucking do it!

    • Anonymous

      Don't think about it, A$$WIPE, just do what I do; gently insert spheres into your anus, pull them out and then lick them clean. A$$WIPE!!!

  • Unanimous

    Well spoken @Anon!

  • Fish

    Ridiculous statements from a ridiculous man. Every time he opens his mouth, he says something that makes me think he has more than the average quota of chromosomes. No Rocky, suicidal thoughts are NOT normal. No, most people do NOT have them. And yes, if you're having suicidal thoughts, you DO need psychiatric help. And for choosing to make this statement when two people in the industry have just committed suicide makes me think you're a retard even more. Well played dickhead.

    • Fish

      anonymous - seek help immediately. I don't think about killing myself ever. And I never have. Tyrannical T - choke on the biggest bag of dicks you can find you fuckin homo.

    • HERC

      Fish is clearly a fuckin nigger.and nobody trip because i am a black man.its ignorant niggaz like Fish that is killing hiphop not the new generation

    • Anonymous

      Suicidal thoughts ARE natural and I APPLAUD Rocky for representing them in that way. This topic should appear more in the public and let people know they aren't CRAZY or DIFFERENT because they think of suicide. It's just important to overcome those demons.

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