Rakim Athelaston Mayers is the real name of ASAP Rocky. He is an American rapper, music producer, and record executive. He is a member of the hip hop team A$AP. Here we will discuss his net worth, Bio, and his controversial life.
On 3 October 1988, A$AP Rocky was born in Harlem as Rakim Mayers. During his primary school, Mayers started showing interest in rap music. He started writing his first rap songs when he was in third grade. When he was a teenager, his father was arrested for dealing drugs, and his elder brother was killed.
His family had to leave their home and stay in homeless shelters. While moving around homeless with his mother and sister, A$AP Rocky sold drugs and continued to write rap songs. He got arrested and stayed for two weeks in prison for drug dealing and met Cassanova, another future rapper, in jail.
Family and Relationships
ASAP Rocky’s father’s name is Adrian Mayers who was a businessman. His father was sent to jail because of involvement in drug dealing and he died in 2012. His mother’s name is Renee Black she worked as a nurse.
He had two siblings. His elder sister is Erica Mayers and his elder brother is Ricky Mayers who got killed when Rocky was just a teenager.
ASAP Rocky is currently married to an American singer and actress, Rihanna. He made this marriage official in an interview. Both were dating each other since December 2020.
In the past, he also had affairs with Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora, Tahiry Jose, Chanel Iman, and Iggy Azalea.
A$AP Rocky associated with the A$AP Mob team in 2017. It is a Harlem-based crew of rappers, producers, and other talented people. He got famous on the national rap scene in 2011, when one of his singles, “Peso”, got famous on the internet, and then onto Hot 97, one of the tri-state area’s most famous radio stations. Followed by the second track, “Purple Swag”, and their music videos were instant hits.
He signed a whopping deal worth $3 million with Sony, Polo Grounds Music, and RCA Records and began touring effectively. Out of this $3 million, $1.7 million was for his solo work and $1.3 million was to fund his company ASAP globally, along with executive producer Steven Rodrigue.
In July 2012, he performed at the Pitchfork music festival. In that month, he was about to make a TV debut on Late night with jimmy Fallon, but he got arrested a night before due to his involvement in a fight. Then his performance was rescheduled on 21 of August. He performed “goldie” in that show.
In 2013, He released his first album “Long Live ASAP”.It was received
well by fans and critics. Apart from his success in music, he also launched the ‘ASAP’ clothing brand along with his friend Raf simons.
ASAP has also featured in some movies like Dope, Zoolander 2, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and All Rise.
For allegedly attacking a man in July 2012, he got sued and was arrested for assault after pictures of the fight went viral and later filed a petition for let go.
In 2014, ASAP Rocky was arrested for assault after allegedly slapping a female during a music festival. No witnesses appeared in court so the charge was dismissed, The woman later filed a case against him in 2014. It was compromised in April 2015.
In July 2019, he was arrested after a street fight with Mustafa Jafari. In the incident, Jafari was brutally beaten by ASAP and his team. After that incident, ASAP posted two videos of the incident on his Instagram. In one of the videos, one could see that ASAP and his mates are arguing with two persons, including Jafari, telling them to stop following.
In the second video, we can see that Jafari’s headphones were destroyed.
Jafari was seen hitting the bodyguards with those headphones. After that ASAP’s bodyguards were seen hitting back at Jafari. Due to this beating, Jafari had to be taken to hospital.
After this incident police took custody of ASAP and his bodyguards. Because it was possible that they may flee or could damage the evidence.
Until July 30, they were kept in custody at Kronoberg Remand jail putting Rocky’s tour to halt. The U.S. Embassy visited him after his arrest. The family asked activists, fellow musicians, and politicians for help getting him released from jail, but all failed. In the end, he was proven guilty of assault and the court sentenced him to one month in jail which he had already served. He was also directed by the court to pay $1270 to the victim as compensation.
ASAP Rocky Net Worth
ASAP Rocky net worth is around $10 Million. He earns money from his profession as well as ad campaigns. Despite his controversial life, he can establish himself as one of the best Rappers in the Entertainment world. His songs and Albums got massive success and got names on US Billboards with a high ranking. Apart from this he also supported many Welfare trusts and organizations.
So if we talk about Rocky’s professional career, he is at the top of his career at the moment. To get to know more about celebrities, don’t forget to follow us on poptopnews.com.