Last month, A$AP Rocky released his song, "Multiply," which garnered notoriety from the style set for its anti-#BEEN TRILL# and Hood By Air lyrics.
#BEEN TRILL#'s Heron Preston addressed the lyrics on Instagram with a political response. Rocky, though, has kept mum about the single. That is until last night, when The Cut asked him to expand on what he meant with the single at last night's Dior-sponsored Guggenheim International Gala. Rocky made it clear that, "there is no misunderstanding" in his lyrics, adding that he said it because he can. "I birthed it so I can kill it," he told the publication.
[Regarding] the Hood by Air line on your album, was there anything in particular that happened? That made you feel like the stuff was weak?
"You know, fashion, it changes. Your perception of fashion sometimes changes, one day is red, the next day is blue. My style changes, it varies."
So you weren’t as into it anymore.
"It is what it is. HBA shit is weak."
Will you work with those guys again?
"I don’t know."
How about Been Trill? [On "Multiply," Rocky also says, "I ain't really fucking with that Been Trill."]
"That shit is wack, too."
Anything in particular?
"I’m going to put it to you like this, I can say that I’ve been scrutinized for my fashion since I was about 15 years old. A lot of people got it easy. I feel like I had to go through the whole Civil Rights Movement just to be comfortable, to make other people comfortable, to be able to wear what they want to wear, and a lot of dudes are just claiming to have it without having to have that sacrifice or suffering through all that kind of shit. We’ve been through that kind of shit. That’s all I can really say about it. It is really miniscule. It’s no real beef."