A$AP Rocky Grins Gold In 'Complex'

A$AP Rocky on the December/ January cover of 'Complex'.
Photo: Courtesy of 'Complex'

Well, it’s official: A$AP Rocky is a certified fashionisto. The dude with the “Goldie” grin hasn’t even released an album yet (waiting until 2013 for Long.Live.A$AP is a major exercise in patience for us) and he’s already sitting pretty on the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Complex. Spotting him in a super dreamy Alexander Wang bomber and a slew of sparkly gold charms, it’s impossible NOT to fall in love with the rapper all over again. A$AP Rocky is one of our favorite kind of boys – one that really and truly loves fashion… and reps it. Are we surprised? Nah. The dude’s got swagger for days and knows it. “These jeans are Balmain, and I wear them with a Supreme jacket,” he says in the interview. “Of course I’m influencing.” There’s something totally charming about the super tough persona mixed with an uber enviable wardrobe. A$AP Rocky could throw down hard in a rap battle against the greatest…but he might need to remove a few cocktail rings first.

A$AP Rocky on the December/ January cover of 'Complex'.
Photo: Courtesy of 'Complex'

Tearing your eyes away from the stunning King Arthur-inspired editorial (Burberry furs, McQueen knits, knight-in-shining-armor-stance), A$AP Rocky’s interview bursts with more of these cocky but oh-so-true quotes. When asked if he thinks his look influences other rappers, his response? “Of course. That’s obvious. C’mon, bro. I made waxed denim cool in hip-hop.” When prompted about how that sartorial influence makes him feel, his thoughts? “Does Katy Perry have issues about being tough, being real, or being straight, or being gay? Why is it so f***ing hard to accept the fact that we’re heterosexual men who love fashion?” We accept it! We applaud it! Bravo, Rocky! We love you. Now let us borrow that top.

Read the feature online here, and pick up the Dec/Jan issue Complex on newsstands soon.

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