A$AP Rocky Opens Up About A$AP Yams’ Death: ‘Time Heals’
While mourning the death of his comrade A$AP Yams, A$AP Rocky was still on-hand to perform at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Following his set – which finished with a tribute to the A$AP Mob founder – the Harlem rapper spoke with Billboard about his loss. Sharing that he would be burying Yams that same day (Jan. 24), A$AP Rocky spoke at length on the situation for the first time.
“I had to address it, because the whole time I was rapping and I wasn’t into it, which is sad, but I just gotta keep it real. I can’t front,” he said. “It’s even harder knowing that I gotta fly out in less than an hour just to go bury him. That’s the part that eats at me.”
Echoing the sentiments of A$AP Ant, A$AP Rocky also denounced rumors that Yams had died from an overdose. Attributing the rumor to photos that have been seen by the masses of Yams’ drug use, the rapper insisted that the hearsay was untrue.
“People were saying that Yams overdosed on drugs — he didn’t overdose on any drugs,” Rocky said. “I feel like people feel that way because that’s all he’s in pictures doing. When you see A$AP Yams you see Hennessey or purple drink, you see some type of controlled substance or illegal narcotic.”
Though still dealing, A$AP Rocky assured that he would eventually find peace.
“I’m a happy spirit, man, and I feel like time heals,” he said. “It’s all about good people with good energy, and the universe keeps producing them to me. I’ll be fine. God is good and I keep all hope and faith.”
Read A$AP Rocky’s full interview with Billboard here.