A$AP Rocky on the cover of Dazed magazine on the origins of his romance with Rihanna

A$AP Rocky looks back at the beginning of his romance with Rihanna in a cover story in Dazed Magazine’s Summer 2022 issue, delving into the past.

The 33-year-old rapper recalled his 34-year-old lover – who welcomed their first child together earlier this month – when she starred in the music video for his single Fashion Killa in 2013, She became close to him for the first time.

Looking back, he said that when the two artists entered each other’s orbits, it seemed “the stars were aligned”.

Looking back at love: A$AP Rocky, 33, delves into his early connection with love Rihanna, 34, in a new interview on the cover of Dazed Magazine's Summer 2022 issue published Monday

Looking back at love: A$AP Rocky, 33, delves into his early connection with love Rihanna, 34, in a new interview on the cover of Dazed Magazine’s Summer 2022 issue published Monday

Rocky (formerly Rakim Mayers) co-directed the Fashion Killa video with his late friend Virgil Abloh, and Rihanna co-stars in the video.

The rapper previously formed a friendship with Rihanna (born Robin Fenty) when he was her tour opener.

“I just toured with my lady, you know what? We wanted it to feel like a love story, a fairy tale with a street twist,” he explained to the music video. “I want my core following to embrace it, but with Virgil on board, its success is rightfully so.”

He recounted how he and Rihanna roamed the streets of Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood “hand in hand” — the Work singer had just bought a penthouse — wearing looks designed by Abloh.

The rapper also talked about raising children with Rihanna, though he didn’t directly address the new son they welcomed earlier this month.

Rocky chats about how Rihanna was cast in his 2013 Vogue Kira video, co-directed by the late Virgil Abloh.

Rocky chats about how Rihanna was cast in his 2013 Vogue Kira video, co-directed by the late Virgil Abloh. “I just toured with my lady, you know what? We wanted it to feel like a love story, a fairy tale with a street twist,” he said

Approaching: He recounts how they roamed the streets of Manhattan's Soho neighborhood

Approaching: He recounts how they roamed the streets of Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood “hand in hand” – where she bought a penthouse – wearing a look designed by Abloh

“I’ll always remind my kids to never lose their imaginations, even adults, no matter what,” Rocky declared, revealing that he’s a fan of childhood staples like cartoons.

“I really like watching cartoons – I’ve seen Teletubbies, Blue’s Clues, Yo Gabba Gabba, Peppa Pig and Baby Shark.”

He added that he wanted to raise “open-minded children” rather than “discriminatory people”.

“And I’m not trying to describe a saint, but really, I just want a cool kid with cool parents,” he clarified.

Despite years of rumours that the pair were dating after their collaboration, it wasn’t until December 2019 that the pair seemed to get especially cozy when they were photographed together on the red carpet at the British Fashion Awards.

By January 2020, the pair were reportedly dating, and although they declined to comment on their relationship for the year, they spent Christmas together in Barbados, the home country where Rocky’s father is also from Barbados.

Sweet: He added that after welcoming a baby boy with Rihanna earlier this month, he wanted to

Sweet: He added that after welcoming a baby boy with Rihanna earlier this month, he wanted to “raise open-minded kids” rather than “discriminators”

Public: The two reportedly started dating in January 2020 and made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2021 Met Gala in September

Public: The two reportedly started dating in January 2020 and made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2021 Met Gala in September

Their red carpet debut was at the 2021 Met Gala, and the hit producer also spoke with the magazine.

Despite the two appearing in numerous ensembles together, Loki revealed that Rihanna rarely tried to match their outfits.

“I don’t know what she’s wearing, and she doesn’t know what I’m wearing,” he clarified.

The fluffy quilt he was wrapped in when he arrived turned out to be an accidental discovery, not originally intended for his clothes.

“I went to where Eli lives — Eli Russell Linnetz, who owns the ERL brand — and when I walked in, this quilt was on the couch. I thought, ‘Can I have that quilt? ‘ He was like, ‘Well, I actually just thrifted it. “He’s already picked out some looks for me, but I’m in his One** About that quilt. So he sewed it together and made a custom piece. That’s why I decided to wear a quilt at the Met Gala,” he continued.

The perfect couple: Loki noticed that the two seemed to complement each other.  'I think it's natural.It just seems natural that we happen to be together,

The perfect couple: Loki noticed that the two seemed to complement each other. ‘I think it’s natural.It just seems natural that we happen to be together,” he said

Rocky attributes the way the two often seem to complement each other to their similar tastes and stylish looks.

‘I think it’s natural. We happen to look good together naturally,” he thinks. “You know, it takes a lot of work to force us to match before we leave the house. Sometimes we match T, or we just wear the same clothes.

The two sometimes even like to share clothes.

“If I buy a shirt she likes, I want it to be stolen…but I have to steal it back.”

He also delved into a trip to Barbados with Rihanna, which he described as “surreal”.

Mashup:

Mashup: “If I buy a shirt she likes, I want it to be stolen…but I have to steal it back,” he jokes

‘Honestly, it’s unbelievable.I have family there, just showing up [to New York] Once every five years, I’ve only been on the phone with my family in my life,” he explained. “You remember those one-dollar, five-dollar calling cards? I grew up knowing my heritage, but I missed the actual experience.

Elsewhere in the interview, Rocky talked about an incident in 2019 in which he “cut” his face, causing a thin scar running down the corner of his mouth along his cheek.

“I was riding a Razor scooter and I made a pop-up wheelie and ate a fart and I got a big cut on my face,” he previously told GQ“Having had to undergo plastic surgery and here we are.”

After the incident, Loki began wearing a scarf around his head, both to cover the wound and as a fashion item.

But over time, the rapper started embracing the scars, even if he occasionally wore a scarf.

Elsewhere, Loki talks about wearing a scarf to cover up the scars on his face.

Elsewhere, Loki talks about wearing a scarf to cover up the scars on his face. “I think scars are like war wounds, they just remind you where you came from and what you have to show for it,” he said

“I think scars are like war wounds, they just remind you where you came from and what you have to show for it,” he told Dazed. “The average person doesn’t have one look. There are plus-size models, and now it’s people who remodel underwear. My ladies hire them all the time.

“We all have scars or imperfections. I think sometimes your scars bring you back to reality. Accept it. Make it work for you,” he added.

A$AP wears a variety of streetwear looks for an interview with Exquisite Gucci, a collaboration between Gucci and Adidas.