A$AP Rocky Talks Diversity of His Fanbase
Shortly after performing in Chicago in this past weekend’s 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival, A$AP Rocky sat down with Billboard, discussing everything from his scheduled September debut under Polo Grounds/RCA, the A$AP Mob album, and his diversity of his fan base.
“I got supporters from all demographics,” said A$AP when asked about performing at the festival most known for showcasing indie rock. “There are people that don’t fuck with rap but fuck with A$AP, just because I give them a feeling that they can’t explain. I’m used to yo this happening—even when it’s not at one of these festivals, my crowd is real diverse. If you’ve ever been to one of my shows, you’d be like, ‘What the fuck did I just step into?’”
Rocky also alluded to an upcoming cut featuring A$AP Mob members, A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Yams, and A$AP Ferg. Rocky wouldn’t give a title or date but said the track should be available in two weeks. The Harlem rapper will be making his network television debut this Friday on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
A$AP Rocky made headlines this week when a stage manager, Anthony Montalbano, filed a lawsuit against the rapper, claiming he was attacked by Rocky and his entourage during a 2011 concert in New York City.
A$AP’s debut album LongLiveA$AP is slated for a September release.—Neil Martinez – Belkin (@Neil_MB)