A$AP On October 3, 1988, Rocky was born in Harlem as Rakim Mayers. Mayers first grew interested in rap music in elementary school, and by third grade, he had written his first rap songs.
Mayers’ father was imprisoned for drug dealing when he was 12 years old, his older brother was slain, and the rest of his family was forced to move into a shelter. A$AP Rocky continued to produce rap tracks while selling weed and crack in homeless shelters with his mother and sister. He was in prison for two weeks for drug dealing and shared a cell with Cassanova, another future rapper.
Who is ASAP Rocky dating these days?
A$AP Rihanna is Rocky’s girlfriend, he confirmed.
A$AP Rocky may have only recently declared his relationship with Rihanna public, but there have been rumors about their status for years. They even went on tour together at one time. In 2013, the rapper served as the opening act for Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour. The artists presumably became friends while on tour together, and in a recent interview with GQ, the “Potato Salad” rapper called Rihanna “the love of his life.”
What is the Net Worth of A$AP Rocky?
A$AP Rocky, like the inventor of Fenty Beauty, has grown his fortune by doing more than just music. He has also appeared in movies like Zoolander 2 and Dope. The rapper has also teamed with Raf Simons, a well-known fashion designer, on his own apparel line. Given everything A$AP Rocky has accomplished, it should come as no surprise that he has a sizable net worth. The songwriter is worth $10 million dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
A$AP In 2007, Rocky became a member of the A$AP Mob Crew (a Harlem-based collection of rappers, producers, and other skilled individuals engaged in the music scene). In early 2011, one of his tunes, “Peso,” made its way into the internet and subsequently onto Hot 97, one of the tri-state area’s most popular radio stations, catapulting him onto the national rap scene.
A second song, “Purple Swag,” was released soon after, and the music videos that accompanied it became instant hits. He got a $3 million record deal with Sony, RCA Records, and Polo Grounds Music, and began touring almost immediately — $1.7 million for his solo work and $1.3 million for his firm ASAP Worldwide, which he co-founded with A&R and executive producer Steven Rodriguez (known as ASAP Yams).
In July 2012, Rocky played at the Pitchfork Music Festival. He was supposed to make his TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon later that month, but he was detained the night before for his involvement in a scuffle. His appearance was postponed for August 21, when he appeared on the late show to play “Goldie.”
Rocky released his debut album “Long. Live. A$AP” in 2013, which received positive reviews and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. He went on a 40-city national tour to promote the album. On March 16, 2015, Long. Live. A$AP. was certified gold. In addition to his music success, he launched his ASAP apparel line in 2013 and collaborated with Raf Simons, a well-known fashion designer, and close friend.
Rocky’s second studio album, “A.L.L.A,” was leaked online on May 25, 2015, one week before its scheduled release, following the release of two smash songs in 2014. His second album received mostly excellent reviews and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming his second consecutive number-one album. However. Sales of A.L.L.A. dropped immediately, and it became his lowest-selling record.
In July 2012, Rocky was sued for allegedly assaulting a man when he witnessed A$AP Mob using drugs in a clothes store in New York City. After images of the incident appeared, he was arrested for assault and later worked out a plea deal.
After reportedly striking a woman during a music festival on August 31, 2014, A$AP was charged with a misdemeanor and assault. The case was dismissed after a witness failed to appear in court; nonetheless, the woman later filed a lawsuit in July 2014. In April of 2015, a confidential settlement was reached.
A$AP Rocky was arrested for aggravated assault in Stockholm, Sweden, in July 2019 after a street brawl with Mustafa Jafari. During the event, Jafari was allegedly beaten and kicked. Rocky posted two videos to Instagram of the incident, one of which shows him and his crew requesting two young men, one of whom was Jafari, to stop following them.
The second video shows Jafari’s headphones breaking during a skirmish, and Jafari using the headphones to attack A$bodyguard.
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They were held in detention at Kronoberg Remand Prison until the trial began on July 30, delaying Rocky’s tour. After his detention, the US Embassy paid him a visit, his family begged Al Sharpton for assistance, and a slew of other activists, politicians, and musicians called for his release, but to no avail.