For the first time since A$AP Yams’ untimely passing, good friend and fellow Harlemite A$AP Rocky has spoken out to the press on his brother’s death.
The brief moment came after the premiere of his new film DOPE at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival – and it’s subsequent after-party where he performed two songs before leaving unexpectedly.
An hour later, Rocky explained to Billboard why he ended his set so abruptly.
That performance — that was just going to stop me from crying. 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. 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.
Rocky also spoke on the rumors swirling that Yams had overdosed on narcotics, dispelling them as fabrications.
People were saying that Yams overdosed on drugs — he didn’t overdose on any drugs. 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.
The young Harlem native says he will back in his zone in a bit however, and “I just got it get it together. This all happened and the timing is so wrong, with me doing Sundance and Mens Fashion Week in Paris. I’m a happy spirit, man, and I feel like time heals. 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” he ended.
The last bit of news sort of ended on a high note, with Rocky disclosing a few details about his next, untitled album in which Yams serves as executive producer along with Grammy award winning producer Dangermouse.