The last time A$AP Rocky caught up with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, she introduced him to his idol and namesake, Rakim. There were no surprises in their sit-down this time around, but it was a pretty good interview nonetheless. Here, Rocky spoke on his MTV VMA performance with Rihanna, where he famously copped a feel of her booty. He got rather spiritual about it all, too.
“I wasn’t nervous at all, but let me tell you, I got nervous when [her vocals] started coming down and my part was coming up, for some reason I just got nervous… because I’m getting distracted,” he said. “The I just got this cocky holy ghost that came in to me and I was like, ‘I’m born to do this, this is what I’m here for!'” He added that he doubted Rihanna was expecting the grab.
The A$AP Mob frontman also discussed his multiple nominations at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, his love for high end fashion and vented his anger towards hip-hop’s “trend whoring” nature. You heard the man: lay off the True Religion.