ASAP Rocky: “I’m not concerned with fame right now. I would rather be more appreciated than famous. Appreciate me for my work. That shit is going to come. If I go on Twitter and I search my name, it’s one thing for someone to say, ‘I know ASAP Rocky.’ It’s another thing for someone to say, ‘ASAP Rocky is the shit.’ I love when people say they love my work because I really do work hard.
“It’s not easy. People think that shit is easy. You could be somewhere getting a blowjob. We could all be doing something better. This ain’t easy, but this is what we signed up for. This is what we enjoy.
When your microphones are off, when the recorders are off, when the cameras are away, I’m still going to be a person that you guys can call like, ‘Yo Rocky, if you’re in the city, let's hang out some time.’ I’m really that nigga.
"I look at it like, when your microphones are off, when the recorders are off, when the cameras are away, I’m still going to be a person that you guys can call, like, ‘Yo Rocky, if you’re in the city, let's hang out some time.’ I’m really that nigga. That’s what I do.
“I could tell you about myself as much as I want to, but you would never know anything about me until you get to chill with me. I would prefer you chill with me so you can say, ‘I fuck with him,’ and for us to have a friendship. I like friends. Who doesn’t like friends? I feel bad for people who don’t have friends.
“Imagine that bored kid in the suburbs, he lives in West Bubblefuck where there’s nothing but grass. He’s bored as fuck and on the Internet bashing people. Then you have that other kid, who has a lot of friends that care about him, and he cares about people. I think it’s all about caring, man. Maybe that’s my weakness. I don’t give a fuck—I care about people man. Fuck all that other shit.
“The way I grew up, and the way we think, is weird as fuck. I’m going to keep it real with you what’s stopping us from smoking a doobie and fucking some bitches together? What’s stopping us from crying on each others shoulders? What’s stopping us from really sitting down and realizing that we have the same fucking problems?”