News: A$AP Experiences Rocky Club Incident, Bouncer Rejects Rapper's Entrance Pleas
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 9:33AM
Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky is making headlines this week with reports claiming he was refused entry into a New York City nightclub Tuesday (March 13).
According to reports, Rocky got into a heated argument with a club bouncer after hip-hop peers including Wale and Meek Mill easily made their way into Manhattan's Avenue nightclub.
According to an eyewitness, the Harlem-born rapper arrived at the Chelsea hot spot around 2:45 a.m., about the same time as artists Wale and Meek Mill, who were meeting the "We Found Love" singer inside the club. R&B artist Omarion showed up to the door of the venue simultaneously. The source tells us each musician had a hefty entourage in tow, but had no trouble sliding past the velvet rope -- except for Rocky. Famed doorman Wass Stevens, now on crutches due to a motorcycle accident in January, let the other artists and their groups breeze into the club. But 23-year-old Rocky, considered by many to be a rising star in hip hop, was stuck outside with a group of "about eight, mostly dudes." The witness says the rapper "got really angry, and started yelling" at the injured doorman and actor, who kept his cool, but eventually called security to get the rapper to back down. (New York Daily News)
While A$AP experienced a rocky situation, Grammy-winning singer Rihanna reportedly got in with ease.
Rocky "was really upset," says the source, adding that he watched the other musicians walk right by him into the club. The artist, who recently collaborated on a track with Theophilus London, was not permitted inside after his blowup and eventually stomped off. The door might have been a hopeless place for the "Big Spender," but a source tells us Rihanna and friends stayed into the early morning. The 24-year-old was holding court at the farthest table downstairs, near the deejay booth with the musicians who gained entrance. (New York Daily News)
Outside of the club incident, Rocky recently discussed hip-hop and fashion.
"As black people it was our thing to show that we're not living in poverty and that we can afford extravagant things--that kind of stuck with us," he explaiend So when our great-grandparents were putting on their favorite outfits, it was to put on a front for the hard times. And hip-hop is a bunch of people that never had nothing. Fashion is just an expression. It's an art. It expresses your taste. Good taste is important in hip-hop. I wake up saying I'm going to look the best I can and do what the f*ck I want to do. And that's what it's all about. I don't know if I articulated it good because I'm pretty high right now--and I have a lisp and I'm going to Mars right now." (Complex)
He also recently gave his take on hip-hop's perceived homophobia.
"I don't give a f*ck about your business," ASAP Rocky said in an interview. "Man, if you're gay we can be friends. If you're straight, we can be friends. I'm not gay, I don't plan on being gay, I don't condone it and I'm not sayin' I'm against it. I really don't give a f*ck and I don't think anyone should care about what another man's preference is... unless he's interested, if you know what I'm sayin' ... Who gives a f*ck? --- I like women. I love women. I'm not going to not be your friend because you like men. As long as you're a great person and, aside from that, y'know, you don't bother me and make me uncomfortable, then let's be friends, dude. It doesn't matter. You don't see people for being gay. People need to leave gay people the f*ck alone. Like, who cares? If you still care about sh*t like that you need to just hang yourself like the rest of them KKK motherf*ckers. For real. Who gives a f*ck?" (Spinner)
Check out some recent A$AP Rocky footage below: