When A$AP Rocky broke through with his 2011 mixtape Live.Love.A$AP, it wasn't just the rap community that took notice. The fashion world was equally enamored with him, and since he became a fixture in those haute circles, it was only a matter of time until he ended up dating a beauty like Chanel Iman.
Flacko and the Victoria's Secret model never publicly spoke about their relationship, and rarely posted photos of each other, but late last year, there were reports that the attractive couple had split.
During a recent interview with MTV News, the Harlem rapper opened up about their relationship for the first time, confirming that they broke up, but were still on great terms.
"That's my best friend," Rocky said right off the bat. "You've gotta be mature, to be in this type of predicament and have a relationship. I never really talk about these kinda things, about her, and she never really talks about me so I'm not really gonna say much on the subject but she's happy and thats all I want -- I want her to be happy."
Eventually, he did say more about her though, and explained why they had to break things off romantically.
"Me and Chanel broke up in June and I got really depressed, because I knew that she deserves better than me," he admitted. "And that's the truth. Everybody knows it. I don't wanna be the guy to Lauryn Hill her -- if you know what I'm saying. I love her so much that I would rather not be with her, than hurt her."
"I do know that where I'm at in life, I'm still having fun and I'm young and I need to focus on my career," he added. "[But] she's still in my life, so it's a win, win situation."
Oh, and he's still insanely attracted to her, of course.
In his own words, "She's one of the most beautiful women that I've ever laid my eyes on. She looks like a princess."
Plus, even after their break up, they still posed together for a gorgeous Vogue spread. That's what best friends do.
Hear Rocky gush about Chanel in the view above.