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Interview: A$AP Ferg Says A$AP Yams' Mom Loves His Adidas Collaboration

A$AP Ferg debuted his Adidas collaboration during Art Basel Miami. 

A$AP Ferg was down at Miami's Art Basel this year with a very special agenda. This was the Harlem rapper's first major showing of his artwork and new Adidas collaboration -- dedicated to his longtime friend A$AP Yams.

In an interview with VIBE.com, Ferg says Yams' family loves his new painting. He premiered his elaborate dedication to the A$AP Mob founder alongside his sneaker collaboration -- and photography from the Mob's go-to photographer, Brock Fetch. While he examined his personal photo gallery, Ferg explained why Yams' mother loves the painting.

"She's very happy about it," said Ferg. "Very supportive. She even sat through all of my sessions while I was doing this album Always Strive And Prosper. She loves the music and she just... every time she speaks to me, she feels like she's speaking to her son."

Ferg also said Yams' mother continues to support everything they do. The Harlem native explained that it took two days to make the final creation after getting off to a rough start with the first draft. The painting appears on the long sleeve t-shirts that accompany his new Yams-inspired adidas skateboard sneaker. He also revealed the symbolism behind Yams' role in the oil painting on canvas.

"It's got him [Yams] with the vision. It's got the crazy world in the back, like the crazy city in the back, and it has the A$AP blueprint at the bottom. That's who he was to A$AP," Ferg tells VIBE. "We had the talent, but Yams he paut it out to the world. He knew how to package it. He knew how to market it. He was like the brains behind the brand."

Photographer Brock Fetch, Ferg's right-hand man A$AP Rocky, and fans from all over Miami had Sidebar in Brickell filled to capacity. After mingling with fans of his artwork, Ferg hit the stage with the A$AP Mob to perform songs like "Work" and tracks from his previous mixtape Ferg Forever hosted by DJ Drama.

Watch the interview in full below.

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Vic Mensa sparked controversy earlier this year after he took jabs at XXXTentacion's abusive past during a freestyle at the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Many criticized the timing of his diss, saying he shouldn't have said it while X's mother was in attendance to accept her son's award. While Vic stated that he doesn't regret his comments, he admitted that he did apologize to X's mom.

"I actually reached out to his mother personally,” the rapper said during an appearance on radio's "The Breakfast Club" on Monday (Dec. 10). "I apologized to her because I didn’t know she would be in attendance… I wouldn’t walk back any of my statements because what I said, I meant. And some more truth came to light not long after."

He also mentioned that although his timing was inappropriate, his talking points were important and necessary. "At the end of the day, I do think that the conversation that I was trying to bring up and that I did bring up is a super necessary conversation," he continued. "Maybe the way of going about it was not the best for the time, but I think the conversation is one that had to be had – talking about violence against women and misogyny in hip-hop, but particularly violence against women. I had a lot of people on the low reach out to me and thank me for that."

As previously mentioned, XXXTentacion was accused of physically abusing his then-pregnant, ex-girlfriend. Vic's freestyle included the lines: "Only time you bear arms is in a wife beater, loser/Your favorite rapper is an abuser." Weeks after the viral diss, audio obtained by Pitchfork, revealed the rapper admitting to committing physical harm against her and others.

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Romeo May Have Landed A Role In 'Bad Boys For Life'

Bad Boys 3 is officially going down, and there's going to be a lot of new changes. The biggest change seems to be major additions to the film's cast. In fact, Romeo Miller recently hopped on social media on Tuesday (Dec. 11), suggesting that he could be the newest addition to the Bad Boys team.

Romeo shared a photo of an email for a callback to the Bad Boys set on his Instagram Stories on Dec. 11. "When you get callbacks and opportunity to work alongside your idols, @martinlawrence and @willsmith, you go study and go ghost," the rapper-turned-actor said, mentioning stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.

Romeo isn't the only hip-hop star to possibly land a role in the forthcoming movie. Nicky Jam also suggested he was going out for a part during an interview with TMZ in Nov. 2018. "I actually came her because I'm doing a casting for a movie," he said at the time.

As previously reported Will Smith and Martin Lawrence announced that the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise is finally happening after years of negotiating. The upcoming film, entitled, Bad Boys For Life, is expected to premiere in Jan. 2020.

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Looks like #Romeo May be joining the #BadBoys3 crew! Are y’all here for it, #Roomies!?

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Safaree Says He's Over His Beef With Meek Mill: "He Ain't On No B.S"

Safaree is ready to leave the ill feelings in 2018. In a forthcoming episode of BET's Rants, Safaree dished about his previously beef with Meek Mill, insisting that he was way over the drama.

During the episode, Safaree addressed Meek's new attitude and maturity level. "As far as Meek—and I can see in Meek and everything he does now—he's way more mature than he was even a year ago," Safaree said. "From what he's been through, I can tell he ain't on no B.S. because when I hosted the BET Pre-Awards and all that, [Rick] Ross was there. Me and Ross, we spoke, we chopped it up and Meek was right there."

He also stated that he's moving on and focusing his energy elsewhere. "It was what it was. The s**t happened. Ain't nobody die. I'm over that."

As previously reported, Safaree and Meek's beef started in 2017, over what seemed to be the common denominator: Nicki Minaj. Meek started dating the rapper after her 10-year long romance with the Love & Hip Hop star.

Things escalated after Safaree accused Meek and his crew of jumping him during the 2017 BET Awards weekend in Los Angeles. Footage taken during the incident shows Safaree talking to some people at the same time that Meek hops out of his vehicle a couple of feet away. Soon after, someone is seen throwing a punch at Safaree. At the time, Safaree called Meek the "biggest pu**y on the planet, but he clearly has a change of heart now.

It's unclear if Meek and Safaree have officially made up, but this wouldn't be the first reconciliation that happened involving the CHAMPIONSHIPS artist. He previously made up with Drake in Sept. 2018.

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