After finding success in music, many rappers try to diversify their portfolios—and many choose fashion as their next business move. But don’t expect A$AP Rocky to be starting his own clothing brand any time soon. In a recent interview with HipHopWired, the high fashion-loving Harlem artist calls all rapper-owned clothing lines “corny,” and says that fashion should be left to the professionals. He might go as far as collaborating with designers, but won't start his own line.
He continues by saying, “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.” Besides the few that are still around today, plenty of rapper-owned clothing lines are now defunct. Would you wear any rapper-owned clothing lines?