The Harlem rapper is asked about being himself compared to what society says he should be.
“I don’t want to start preaching and shit,” he says. “I think all I can really do is just for me is be myself because if I worry about what anybody wants me to be or what Black men should be, we’ll all be confused. What the fuck is a Black man in 2015? …Everybody’s different. I don’t know what expectations are for all African-American men, but I know where I come from, there aren’t any high expectations.”
The rapper is asked why he calls himself a “weirdo” for being himself.
“I think the weirdo thing is quite the norm now these days,” he says. “Everybody goes out there trying to be weird.”
A$AP Rocky also comments on the demise of Trinidad James, whom he calls a friend and warns that making hit singles won’t make a career.
“This kid comes out he has the biggest single and where is he now?” Rocky says. “Trinidad James is a very good person. He’s a dear friend of mine. I think he deserves a lot more. I think he works hard. To be honest, I can’t say he sounds like other niggas. Ima be honest with you. But where is he now? That single shit don’t mean nothing.”
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