93+ Best ASAP Rocky Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Rakim Athelaston Mayers, known professionally as ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, model, actor, and music video director. Profoundly inspirational ASAP Rocky quotes and song lyrics will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous ASAP Rocky Quotes

Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So, I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn’t ask to be a role model, because I’m not perfect. – ASAP Rocky

I dress how I feel. I just go off emotion. I can’t prepare my outfit a day before. Everything I wear is spontaneous. – ASAP Rocky

Man gave us laws, and God gave us time, It’s the art of storytelling and I’m only telling mine. – ASAP Rocky

God is letting me shine, because I’ve got a good heart. – ASAP Rocky

I’m starting to find out that a lot of people that you wouldn’t think listen to me really do. – ASAP Rocky

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. – ASAP Rocky

I’ve been into fashion since birth. I grew up in the ‘hood, and everybody in the ‘hood wants to compensate for being in poverty, so they want to look good to keep themselves up. – ASAP Rocky

Who people like is their own business. It doesn’t concern me. I know what I do – and I’m having a lot of fun with the women that I’m with. – ASAP Rocky

But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexions. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that. – ASAP Rocky

I just want my fans to grow up and enjoy the music first, I don’t want to change the world that’s not what my music is about. – ASAP Rocky

For me, growing up in Harlem and then migrating down to SoHo and the Lower East Side and chillin’ down there and making that my stomping ground… That was a big thing, because I’m from Harlem, and downtown is more artsy and also more open-minded. So, I got the best of both worlds. – ASAP Rocky

Ksubi’ – the Australian jean brand, they’re one of my favorite brands of just clothes and stuff, and the Swedish brand ‘Acne’, but other than that, not at this point in time designing. I wouldn’t mind collab’n with those guys though. – ASAP Rocky

Probably, violent things I’ve done when I was younger, was probably the most despicable thing that I’ve ever done. – ASAP Rocky

Cristal go by the cases, wait hold up that was racist I would prefer the Aces, ain’t no different when you taste it. A 40 ounce to chase it, that’s just an understatement. – ASAP Rocky

New York gave me hell for that ‘Purple Swag,’ man. They didn’t respect me until ‘Peso.’ – ASAP Rocky

I don’t wear diamond necklaces. I’m not against it but I never could afford it, so now I just wear gold. I wear bracelets, rings, anklets. – ASAP Rocky

I don’t have any favorite lyrics. Honestly, all of them I love ’em to death – it’s the same with songs. I don’t have just one favorite lyric, I love them all. – ASAP Rocky

People don’t make albums anymore. It’s always about singles. I wanted to take that old-school approach. – ASAP Rocky

My real name’s Rakim – my parents named me after the god MC himself. – ASAP Rocky

Sometimes I feel like what’s hard for fashion designers to do is take looks from off the runway and actually put it into existence, into reality. That’s really the hard part. – ASAP Rocky

I used to go to Saks, I would go to Bergdorf, I would go to Barneys, I would go to thrift stores in SoHo. – ASAP Rocky

I wanna make music that I feel proud of when I’m onstage, that I feel like I put my all into. – ASAP Rocky

I’m not a gay rights activist. – ASAP Rocky

It brings a tear to my eye to see native New York people give me my props because New York is stubborn and arrogant. – ASAP Rocky

When I started, I was 23 years old directing my own music videos; I’m co-producing on my album; I’m hands-on with everything. I’m more than just a pretty boy: I’m an artist. I’m not saying I’m a hip-hop music artist, I’m an artiste. – ASAP Rocky

I don’t even like New York rappers. – ASAP Rocky

I haven’t been a gay activist. I haven’t protested for gay rights or none of that, but one thing I can say is that a lot of the designers I wear are gay and I like their clothes. – ASAP Rocky

You wouldn’t take me to be a Skrillex fan, but honestly, when I’m at his shows, I get high and liquored up, and I just go in the crowd and start raving. – ASAP Rocky

I strive for perfection, but I’m not perfect. But what I can say is my morals are totally different than any other 24-year-old rapper my age now. I look at life totally different. A whole other aspect. I have different views and morals on life in general. And opinions. – ASAP Rocky

Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls! – ASAP Rocky

When Big Meech and everybody got indicted, hustling died. Keep it trill. – ASAP Rocky

With clothes, I like mixing what different designers do until it becomes a personal expression of how I’m feeling that day. – ASAP Rocky

So, for me, fashion was about standing out as an individual – and it helped me get the attention that most people try to get with publicity stunts or by doing other crazy things. But I just let the attention come to me naturally, and I think some of that has to do with my fashion. – ASAP Rocky

Design my own line? No, I just like the culture. – ASAP Rocky

I’m not a gangster, bro. – ASAP Rocky

Why can’t I be friends with somebody who’s gay? Why not? You can miss out on a lot by being so small-minded and stereotypical about people. It’s stupid. – ASAP Rocky

I treat everybody equal, and so I want to be sure that my listeners and my followers do the same if they’re gonna represent me. And if I’m gonna represent them, then I also want to do it in a good way. – ASAP Rocky

I like women. I love women. – ASAP Rocky

I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that’s what I did when I executed ‘Long.Live.A$AP.’ I wanted people to really see the message and that I’m an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds. – ASAP Rocky

I take cabs if I need to get somewhere or I take car service. I don’t drive, I wouldn’t mind riding a bike… People think that because you become an entertainer you gotta have this rock star thug image. I’m an artist, man. I’m going to live like an artist. – ASAP Rocky

I’m from New York and I love New York and I’m always repping New York, but what I represent is something deeper than just being a New York rapper. – ASAP Rocky

A lot of energy and excitement – that’s what a lot of my shows are, energy and excitement. – ASAP Rocky

It would be disrespectful to take my stardom and bully my way into the fashion industry. – ASAP Rocky

I’m getting my respect as a video director. The fashion industry respects me and knows who I am. – ASAP Rocky

I wouldn’t mind collaborating with anybody, but I don’t want to design anything, I’m not a fashion designer. – ASAP Rocky

I would not consider myself to be a quote unquote real New York rapper. I don’t even like New York rappers. – ASAP Rocky

I wanted to model when I was younger. – ASAP Rocky

I love ‘Harry Potter’ and JK Rowling – don’t laugh at me! – ASAP Rocky

In Harlem, I got all my black friends. But when I go downtown, I got black, white, Asian, Indian friends. There’s no borders, no barriers. – ASAP Rocky

I thought highly of myself growing up. I still do. There’s not really much somebody can say to me to bring down my confidence or anything. – ASAP Rocky

The worst thing a good girl could do to you is break your heart. – ASAP Rocky

I’ve got so much in my brain and I want to change the way we think sometimes. – ASAP Rocky

We could fight the fuss till we get like friends, or somebody bite the dust and we split like ends. Even in our wildest moments, girl, I’m on it cause you’re worth it. Practice makes perfect, so we fightin’ for a purpose. – ASAP Rocky

I’m a people’s person, believe it or not. I just have a dark side to me, which we all do. – ASAP Rocky

I want to make my own path and leave behind a good legacy for myself and honestly, I just want to be innovative and always down for other people. That’s what I want to be remembered by. I want to inspire. – ASAP Rocky

Nowadays, everybody wanna be weird. We know how to manifest being weird. – ASAP Rocky

Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn’t ask to be a role model, because I’m not perfect. – ASAP Rocky

Fashion is almost like a religion, for me at least. – ASAP Rocky

I want to inspire people to really open up their minds and not be one-sided or biased or hypocritical. – ASAP Rocky

I didn’t want to be a loser, but I didn’t want to fit in at the same time because I don’t like just being ordinary. So it’s one of those situations where I always kept my head up. – ASAP Rocky

I don’t care what straight people do, I don’t care what gay people do. I don’t care what nobody do. That’s they business. I just care about what I do. You know what I’m saying? – ASAP Rocky

There’s just so much out there and so much inspiration… I just want to be tasteful. – ASAP Rocky

You ready? I have gold teeth, I have braids, I’m wearing Rick Owens moon boots, I have rips in my denim, a biker vest, I love artsy girls, my favorite artists are Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. I’m obsessed with being different. – ASAP Rocky

I was thinking about naming my child Kanye. – ASAP Rocky

I don’t cook, ’cause I don’t know how to cook. – ASAP Rocky

I know that women are smarter than men. I don’t wanna sound like I’m on a bandwagon for chicks, but I do love ’em, can’t front. Women are smarter than men. I know I gotta lot of chicks up my sleeve, but you guys are twice as good. – ASAP Rocky

I’m not glorifying it at all, I’m just basically telling you that sometimes I have suicidal thoughts. And maybe I should seek help, or maybe it’s not that deep. – ASAP Rocky

If a chick wants to know who makes my shoes, she’s got to take them off my feet and look inside. – ASAP Rocky

Young boy, let his gun bang, let his nuts hang Transition to a Lamborghini from a Mustang Drugs slang in the drug game with the hustling (I know one thing) Anything is better than that 1 train – ASAP Rocky

All of the young people – the artsy people, people who get overlooked because they’re weird or they don’t have hype around them – need to get some shine. – ASAP Rocky

The thing with me is if I feel disrespected, I won’t hesitate to fight. But it takes a lot to make me feel disrespected. – ASAP Rocky

At the age of eight I started getting into fashion, brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica and Ralph Lauren. But in 2005 I started wearing John Richmond jeans. – ASAP Rocky

I’m not saying that hip-hop needs gay rappers or anything, but they need to stop being so close-minded because that will just cause the genre to fail. Look at pop. Pop doesn’t discriminate against people. Look at Lady Gaga, y’know what I mean? – ASAP Rocky

I’m going to be a fashion icon in a minute. I’m not going to do it in a corny manner. I have a voice that speaks for a whole other market – not just black people, but high fashion urban people. I mix street wear with high fashion. It’s never been seen before. – ASAP Rocky

I have a Rolex, but no diamonds. Rappers wear diamonds to compensate for a lack of fashion sense. I don’t even have pierced ears – I’m not into that; it’s too much. – ASAP Rocky

I don’t like new cars; I’m into vintage cars – there’s a Jaguar E-Type in the ‘Goldie’ video. – ASAP Rocky

There was a time when someone would get on a plane and request to move their seat just because the person sitting next to them was of a different ethnicity or religion or nationality. But I don’t think my generation wants that. That’s how it used to be. – ASAP Rocky

I represent the kids who come from nothing but who understand it all and love it all. That’s what I represent – those are the cool kids, you know, the kids of tomorrow, because who would’ve known that I’d be who I am today? We are the kids of tomorrow. – ASAP Rocky

On ‘Phoenix,’ I talk about thoughts of suicide and my whole life. It’s called ‘Phoenix’ because it’s talking about dying – but when a phoenix dies, it’s reborn from its own ashes. I related to that. – ASAP Rocky

I’m here to break boundaries, man. That’s all. I’m here to be the first so that the people after me don’t have to think twice about expressing themselves and being free. – ASAP Rocky

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. – ASAP Rocky

Sometimes I forget that I’m supposed to keep people entertained because I’m just making music for my lifestyle and for my people who live my lifestyle. We forget that there’s a world waiting on us. – ASAP Rocky

I chose to deal with the underdogs on ‘1 Train.’ I could’ve got the biggest superstars in the rap game, but why do that when you can let the young boys shine? – ASAP Rocky

I feel like everything I do in the hip-hop world has an influence. People don’t really notice what I did until somebody else does it. As far as hip-hop goes, I want to continue to make good music, and good art. I don’t really follow the state of hip-hop. – ASAP Rocky

For instance, one big issue in hip hop is the gay thing. It’s 2013, and it’s a shame that, to this day, that topic still gets people all excited. It’s crazy. And it makes me upset that this topic even matters when it comes to hip hop, because it makes it seem like everybody in hip hop is small-minded or stupid – and that’s not the case. – ASAP Rocky

I love ‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘The Boondocks’ and ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos.’ Then there’s this show called ‘The First 48.’ It’s a documentary about killings where they try and find murderers. They interrogate people and they tell on each other – it’s hilarious. – ASAP Rocky

I remember one time I went to Craigslist to find something; that’s how bad I wanted it. It was a pair of Raf Simons – this was like 2010. But Raf said he was going to make them for me. – ASAP Rocky

I wanted to appeal to people who’ve never really listened to hip-hop or really given it a chance before. I’ve also tried to incorporate all my favorite lifestyle things in the music. Of course, ‘Fashion Killa’ is one of peoples’ favorites because it just expresses how much I like fashion. – ASAP Rocky

I’m not the best at choosing what’s good and what’s bad. I wouldn’t even know what’s a good pop song and what’s a bad one. With that said, I wanted to say what’s true to me. Some people might say that the Skrillex record was pop, but that was just about the chemistry between me and my boy. – ASAP Rocky

I don’t want people to get the impression that I got money and now I’m cocky, because I’m not. I’m just a little overly confident. – ASAP Rocky

Weed is going to bring us together as a generation. Drugs is what created Woodstock. Let’s be clear about that. – ASAP Rocky

I’m the CEO of A$AP Worldwide. But as you can see, when I’m with them, everybody’s equal. We don’t really base our love off of finances or who’s superior by financial status. We’re all equal. When I’m with them, I’m letting them shine ’cause it’s just like how it used to be. They still there. I’m just chilling out front. – ASAP Rocky

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