After heating up the blogs a few weeks ago by grabbing Rihanna’s butt during the Video Music Awards ’12 ceremony, Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky has now come clean on making the dicey move.
Rather than feed into the hype, Rocky simply downplayed scooping up RiRi’s backside.
A$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 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)
In early September, the Harlem rhyme spitter made headlines for publicly groping the Grammy-winning singer during the awards ceremony.
Fresh off of walking the red carpet in a white ensemble, Rihanna hit the stage of the MTV Video Music Awards dressed in all red for a performance of ‘Cockiness’. Ri first appeared on stage in a chair while displaying her bad gal swag before showing off a few dance moves. Meanwhile, Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky joined her on stage for a few moments while delivering his verse which was recently added to the remix. Before he left the stage, he placed a nice firm, ‘Who’s your daddy’ grip on Rihana’s azz, which probably made both Drake and Chris Brown shift in their seats uncomfortably. Rihanna wrapped up her opening VMA number by performing, ‘We Found Love’. (Necole Bitchie)
The musicians recently linked up for their current “Cockiness” remix track.
Just when you thought she was done releasing singles off her 2011 album Talk That Talk, Rihanna calls on A$AP Rocky for the remix to the Bangladesh-produced “Cockiness (Love It).” The self-proclaimed “Pretty Motherfu**er” kicks off the raunchy Rih-mix, which will be available on iTunes this week. Five-time nominee RiRi will open Thursday’s MTV VMAs with “Cockiness” and her No. 1 hit “We Found Love” with Calvin Harris. (Rap-Up)
Check out some recent A$AP Rocky footage below: