A$AP Rocky has called Rihanna a “pothead,” but, in his defense, he didn’t mean it as a diss.
In an interview with Rolling Stone the rapper elaborated:
“Rihanna is a pothead and so am I, so we’re real cool. Weed is going to bring us together as a generation. Drugs is what created Woodstock. Let’s be clear about that.”
A$AP has been shooting down rumors that he and Rihanna were romantically involved with each other ever since they collaborated on a remix to her single, “Cockiness.” (That infamous a$$ grab at the 2012 VMAs didn’t help.)
A$AP continues to insist that there is nothing more between them than a mutual love of music and marijuana. And, according to A$AP, this isn’t the first time the public has gotten the wrong idea. He admits to feeling “misunderstood” in general, saying:
I feel misunderstood about my art. I feel misunderstood about my fashion. Let’s start there. I wore a long shirt in the “Fuckin’ Problem” video, and people were saying that I wore dresses. Then there’s my image: the gold teeth and the braids. People say he’s from Harlem, but he looks like he from Houston, or he looks like he’s from Cleveland, or from Cali.
But with a new album, Long.Live.A$AP, out in stores now, A$AP is ready to move on. Calling Long.Live.A$AP a “masterpiece,” A$AP talks about his joy in exceeding public expectations:
“I’ve reached beyond people’s expectations. A lot of people were anticipating and waiting on what I’d do next. There were doubters, and there were others who had a lot of faith in me. And I did beyond what they wanted. I’m singing on these records. People think that’s Pharrell singing, or they ask me, “Is that Auto-Tune?” But I went beyond what people thought were my limits.”
To read A$AP’s full interview, click here. Be sure to check out his new album as well, currently available on Itunes!