ASAP Rocky is on an emotional roller coaster. He has a supporting role in the most talked about film at the Sundance Film Festival, Dope, but he also lost his best friend ASAP Yams two weeks ago.
In the midst of his grief he sat down for an interview to discuss how he got the role in Dope, which was recently sold to Open Road Films/Sony.
“I was helping Chanel with her lines, and there was one role where I was like, ‘Oh, this dumb kid, he seems a little interesting. I want to go for it,'” Rocky told The New York Times. “I was actually in London recording my album, and I figured I’d just send a video in. So I sent two videos, and they liked them. And two months later, when I flew to L.A., I met up with Rick and did an audition in front of him, and he just decided to go with me. To be honest with you, I was worried that I didn’t get the role. I was pissed.”
The Harlemnite also spoke about the future of his acting career, saying that he wants to earn his props and not be given roles because of who he is.
“I like sci-fi films. I like action-packed thrillers — with, like, conspiracy theories. If I’m starring in a movie, I just want people to understand that I’m not a celebrity trying to use his status to finagle his way into Hollywood, you know? I really want to start from the bottom.”
Flacko spoke about a few words about Yams as well, who was laid to rest earlier this week.
“I miss him,” he said. “Yams was my Yoda. He’s my brother. He left too soon, but I cherished every moment that I knew him.” He continued “All I can tell you is that A$AP Yams was one of the most influential hip-hop pioneers of today. I have him and Danger Mouse executive chef-ing this mystical magical piece that we call art, my music today.”
Read the rest of the interview over at The New York Times.