It was not long after releasing his single “F**king Problems” that A$AP Rocky met sharp criticism of the joint by Odd Future lead man Tyler, The Creator. Tyler hit twitter with a fierce and unmitigated critique of the song, writing, “So Funny When Someone Releases A new Song With The Same 4 People That We Expected To Be On It With The Same Shitty ‘Trap’ Beat Hahaha,”
In an interview with Life+Times, the Harlem emcee responded to the criticism by saying that he was not fazed by the opinion. Rocky says that everyone is entitled to an opinion and that he would not allow the opinion of one to bother him.
“He has his opinions and he’s entitled to them, so it’s whatever,” said Rocky. “Hell no, I’m not tripping over what Tyler, The Creator said. I’m Jiggy.”
During the interview he also addressed the issue of his album being leaked a month early over the internet, stating that it ticked him off. When asked if it upset him, he responded, “At first, a lot. I can’t lie. But then when I started seeing the great responses I was like… ‘Fine!’ We still got to number one. My mom thought that the leak would affect the sales and if I’m honest, it did affect sales but how do you still manage to be number one? It leaked over a month early too. That’s fucking crazy! It just goes to show people really fuck with ya boy out here. My mom downloaded the album illegally by the way.”