70 ASAP Rocky Quotes on Music, Love, and Fashion

1. “God is letting me shine, because I’ve got a good heart.”
2. “I’m here to break boundaries, man. That’s all. I’m here to be the first so that the people after me don’t have to think twice about expressing themselves and being free.”
3. “Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn’t ask to be a role model, because I’m not perfect.”
4. “Man gave us laws, and God gave us time, it’s the art of storytelling and I’m only telling mine.”
5. “Nowadays, everybody wanna be weird. We know how to manifest being weird.”
6. “I don’t care what straight people do, I don’t care what gay people do. I don’t care what nobody does. That’s their business. I just care about what I do. You know what I’m saying?”
7. “I want to make my own path and leave behind a good legacy for myself and honestly, I just want to be innovative and always down for other people. That’s what I want to be remembered by. I want to inspire.”
8. “I strive for perfection, but I’m not perfect. But what I can say is my morals are totally different than any other 24-year-old rapper my age now. I look at life totally different. A whole other aspect. I have different views and morals on life in general. And opinions.”
9. “I thought highly of myself growing up. I still do. There’s not really much somebody can say to me to bring down my confidence or anything.”
10. “I want to inspire people to really open up their minds and not be one-sided or biased or hypocritical.”
11. “All of the young people—the artsy people, people who get overlooked because they’re weird or they don’t have hype around them—need to get some shine.”
12. “I didn’t want to be a loser, but I didn’t want to fit in at the same time because I don’t like just being ordinary. So it’s one of those situations where I always keep my head up.”
13. “I’ve got so much in my brain and I want to change the way we think sometimes.”
14. “The thing with me is if I feel disrespected I won’t hesitate to fight. But it takes a lot to make me feel disrespected.”
15. “Sometimes I forget that I’m supposed to keep people entertained because I’m just making music for my lifestyle and for my people who live my lifestyle. We forget that there’s a world waiting on us.”
16. “There’s just so much out there and so much inspiration—I just want to be tasteful.”
17. “I’m not glorifying it at all, I’m just basically telling you that sometimes I have suicidal thoughts. And maybe I should seek help, or maybe it’s not that deep.”
18. “I’m a people’s person, believe it or not. I just have a dark side to me, which we all do.”
19. “I want to be the first guy to help people accept everybody for who they are. I’m talking about colors, religions, sex, everybody. My music is for everybody, it’s not just for one kind of group.”bla
20. “I just want my fans to grow up and enjoy the music first, I don’t want to change the world, that’s not what my music is about.”
21. “Don’t judge me if you don’t understand the reasons why I do what I do.”
22. “I’m from New York and I love New York and I’m always repping New York, but what I represent is something deeper than just being a New York rapper.”
23. “I’m starting to find out that a lot of people that you wouldn’t think listen to me really do.”
24. “I represent the kids who come from nothing but who understand it all and love it all. That’s what I represent—those are the cool kids, you know, the kids of tomorrow, because who would’ve known that I’d be who I am today? We are the kids of tomorrow.”
25. “I treat everybody equally, and so I want to be sure that my listeners and my followers do the same if they’re gonna represent me. And if I’m gonna represent them, then I also want to do it in a good way.”
26. “I used to be homophobic, but as I got older, I realized that wasn’t the way to do things. I don’t discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color—that’s immature.”
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27. “I’m not a gay rights activist.”
28. “I’m not a gangster, bro.”
29. “I don’t want people to get the impression that I got money and now I’m cocky, because I’m not. I’m just a little overly confident.”
30. “My real name’s Rakim—my parents named me after the god MC himself.”
31. “I don’t cook, ’cause I don’t know how to cook.”
32. “I love ‘Harry Potter’ and JK Rowling—don’t laugh at me!”
33. “I don’t like new cars; I’m into vintage cars—there’s a Jaguar E-Type in the ‘Goldie’ video.”
34. “I wanted to model when I was younger.”
35. “Fashion is almost like a religion, for me at least.”
36. “I dress how I feel. I just go off emotion. I can’t prepare my outfit the day before. Everything I wear is spontaneous.”
37. “I don’t wear diamond necklaces. I’m not against it but I never could afford it, so now I just wear gold. I wear bracelets, rings, and anklets.”
38. “You ready? I have gold teeth, I have braids, I’m wearing Rick Owens moon boots, I have rips in my denim, a biker vest, I love artsy girls, my favorite artists are and . I’m obsessed with being different.”
39. “With clothes, I like mixing what different designers do until it becomes a personal expression of how I’m feeling that day.”
40. “But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexions. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that.”
41. “So for me, fashion was about standing out as an individual—and it helped me get the attention that most people try to get with publicity stunts or by doing other crazy things. But I just let the attention come to me naturally, and I think some of that has to do with my fashion.”
42. “If a chick wants to know who makes my shoes, she’s got to take them off my feet and look inside.”
43. “I have a Rolex, but no diamonds. Rappers wear diamonds to compensate for a lack of fashion sense. I don’t even have pierced ears—I’m not into that; it’s too much.”
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44. “I like women. I love women.”
45. “Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls!”
46. “I know that women are smarter than men. I don’t wanna sound like I’m on a bandwagon for chicks but I do love ’em, can’t front. Women are smarter than men. I know I gotta lot of chicks up my sleeve but you guys are twice as good.”
47. “I wanna make music that I feel proud of when I’m onstage, that I feel like I put my all into.”
48. “I would not consider myself to be a real New York rapper. I don’t even like New York rappers.”
49. “People don’t make albums any more. It’s always about singles. I wanted to take that old-school approach.”
50. “When I started, I was 23 years old directing my own music videos; I’m co-producing on my album; I’m hands-on with everything. I’m more than just a pretty boy: I’m an artist. I’m not saying I’m a hip-hop music artist, I’m an artist.”
51. “I don’t have any favorite lyrics. Honestly, all of them I love ’em to death—it’s the same with songs. I don’t have just one favorite lyric, I love them all.”
52. “I’m not saying that hip-hop needs gay rappers or anything, but they need to stop being so close-minded because that will just cause the genre to fail. Look at pop. Pop doesn’t discriminate against people. Look at , y’know what I mean?”
53. “A lot of energy and excitement—that’s what a lot of my shows are, energy and excitement.”
54.  “It brings a tear to my eye to see native New York people give me my props because New York is stubborn and arrogant.”
55. “I’m not the best at choosing what’s good and what’s bad. I wouldn’t even know what’s a good pop song and what’s a bad one. With that said, I wanted to say what’s true to me. Some people might say that the Skrillex record was pop, but that was just about the chemistry between me and my boy.”
56. “I wanted to appeal to people who’ve never really listened to hip-hop or really given it a chance before. I’ve also tried to incorporate all my favorite lifestyle things in the music. Of course, ‘Fashion Killa’ is one of peoples’ favorites because it just expresses how much I like fashion.”
57. “I’m getting my respect as a video director. The fashion industry respects me and knows who I am.”
58. “In Harlem, I got all my Black friends. But when I go downtown, I got Black, white, Asian, and Indian friends. There’s no borders, no barriers.”
59. “Man, if you’re gay we can be friends. If you’re straight, we can be friends. I’m not gay, I don’t plan on being gay, I don’t condone it and I’m not sayin’ I’m against it.”
60. “Why can’t I be friends with somebody who’s gay? Why not? You can miss out on a lot by being so small-minded and stereotypical about people. It’s stupid.”
61.  “We could fight the fuss till we get like friends, or somebody bite the dust and we split like ends. Even in our wildest moments, girl, I’m on it cause you’re worth it. Practice makes perfect, so we fightin’ for a purpose.”
62. “When Big Meech and everybody got indicted, hustling died. Keep it trill.”
63. “Make no mistakes, it’s all a leap of faith for love.”
64. “Falling in love is an easy thing to do.”
65. “Who people like is their own business. It don’t concern me. I know what I do—and I’m having a lot of fun with the women that I’m with.”
66. “The worst thing a good girl could do to you is break your heart.”
67. “On ‘Phoenix,’ I talk about thoughts of suicide and my whole life. It’s called ‘Phoenix’ because it’s talking about dying—but when a phoenix dies, it’s reborn from its own ashes. I related to that.”
68. “I was thinking about naming my child Kanye.”
69. “Probably, violent things I’ve done when I was younger, was probably the most despicable things that I’ve ever done.”