News: A$AP Rocky Can't Keep His Eyes Off Rihanna: "She's Really Big"
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 11:25AM
New York rapper A$AP Rocky has flooded R&B singer Rihanna with a flurry of accolades and said he hopes to follow in her footsteps as an influential musician.
With a tour alongside RiRi on deck for next year, Rocky said he views the singer as a living icon.
Pretty Flacko will hit the road with Rihanna on her "Diamonds" tour in March, and hopes to one day have a career like his tourmate. "I pray with the grace of God that I can get to where she's at as far as her career. She's really big and she's really an idol in pop culture," he said. (Rap-Up)
Last month, Rocky addressed his now-infamous squeeze on RiRi's backside at the Video Music Awards ceremony.
"I didn't mean for the ass grab to be the thing. I don't fiend for fake publicity sh*t. I'm just a trill n*gga. [Laughs.] Rihanna is what I want to be, as far as having a big core following. She's very successful. She's been doing it for years. Think about it. "Pon de Replay".... So '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12.... She's got seven years in this sh*t. Shout-outs to that young lady, and hopefully, with the grace of God, seven years from now, I can say the same." (Complex)
Back in September, Rocky also touched up on the butt-squeezing moment.
A$AP recently opened the VMA Awards along with Rihanna, for his guest verse on Ri-Ri's "Cockiness (Love It)." He shocked the crowd when he openly squeezed the pop star's butt on stage. It was one of the more memorable moments of the night. "It really wasn't no idea," he told CBS Local. "It just happened." He said there was no major blowback from it and he downplayed the notion that it was a "moment" at all. '"I thought it was just one of those moments," he said. "I didn't know everyone was really talking about it." (CBS Local)
Prior to gracing the VMAs stage, the rapper revealed he merely had a business-only relationship with RiRi.
"Yeah, yeah, she hit us up," Rocky told radio personality Bootleg Kev when asked if Rihanna reached out for their "Cockiness" remix. "I got on it ASAP, it was an honor to work with her. [Did we smoke something?] Nah, I didn't get to do none of that with her yet. [laughs] Yeah man, we'll probably smoke something. She seems like a cool chick. [I grabbed a lot of Magnums from the table next to us?] I grabbed a lot of Magnums. [laughs] [Rihanna likes to get it in?] Eh, eh, I don't know about that. I've got a girlfriend now, I'ma get in trouble. [laughs] [Is Iggy Azalea my girlfriend?] Oh sh*t. [laughs] Oh, you crazy. Oh..." (Bootleg Kev)
Check out a recent A$AP Rocky interview: