A$AP Rocky Covers The Summer 2022 Issue of DAZED

admin / 14 Jun, 2022

It began as a “fairytale with a street twist”, says the Grammy-nominated rapper and style icon A$AP Rocky.

Rocky, 33, is not just referring to his trap-leaning hit from 2013, “Fashion Killa”, a paean to the icy, downtown fashionistas of his city, New York. He’s also referring to the star of its video: the Barbadian pop superstar, Fenty Beauty mogul and future mother of his child, Rihanna. 

The pair were just friends when they shot the music video, sometime after wrapping up the North American leg of Rihanna’s Diamonds world tour (Rocky served as the opening act). Rihanna had just moved into a penthouse in New York City’s SoHo neighbourhood, where, under the direction of the late fashion luminary Virgil Abloh, she and Rocky strolled arm-in-arm past an array of designer stores, draped in matching Supreme jerseys – the ultimate look du jour.

Versace, got a lot, but she may never wear it / But she save it so our babies will be flyer than their parents,” rhymed Rocky on the track and, as if an invocation of a spell, he set in motion the course of their next decade together.

“I like to think that the stars were aligned,” Rocky tells me sanguinely over the phone from Los Angeles. Per the request of a very pregnant Rih, whom he almost exclusively refers to as “my lady”, the couple have just thrown a raver-themed baby shower, where attendees reportedly walked away with commemorative tees reading, “I went to Rih & Rocky’s Rave Shower and all I got was this amazing shirt”.

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