A somber A$AP Rocky did his best to hold it together and gave a few words to Billboard on the passing of A$AP Yams. While at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to attend the screening of his acting debut in the film Dope, the grief stricken rapper set the record straight on his friend’s death.
“People were saying that Yams overdosed on drugs — he didn’t overdose on any drugs,” Rocky said, though he declined to discuss the real cause of Yams’ passing. “I feel like people feel that way because that’s all he’s in pictures doing. When you see A$AP Yams you see Hennessey or purple drink, you see some type of controlled substance or illegal narcotic.”
Yams’ funeral service was held today at Frank E Campbell Funeral Chapel in Harlem.
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A$AP Rocky after his performance at Sundance 2015:
“That performance — that was just going to stop me from crying,” Rocky said, speaking for the first time in detail about Yams’ death. “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.”
“I’ll be back in my zone in a bit,” he said. “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.”