We are all waiting in excitement (do you have your ticket yet?) for Rihanna’s Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show but it seems her beau, A$AP is waaayy more excited about it!
According to People, the 34-year-old rapper joined Zane Lowe on the Apple Music 1 radio on Wednesday and dished on Rihanna’s forthcoming Super Bowl Performance, which will mark her first public performance since the 2018 Grammys.
“I’m so glad that my lady’s back making music again and whatnot, and getting back out there,” A$AP said. “It’s just incredible.”
“The Super Bowl is huge, and her being the creative she is, she going to bring it, man. I’m excited. I’m more excited than everybody else, honestly.”
And Rihanna isn’t the only one with new music on the way. A$AP confirmed he is currently putting some finishing touches on his new album, and that the mother of his child might be doing the same.
“Especially for both of us, it is a good year for both of us to be more active and be out there.”
A$AP released his new single “Same Problems?” Wednesday, after debuting it during his Amazon Music Live Thursday Night Football Performance. According to him, the song is a tribute to all the Hiphop musicians who’ve died far too young, including A$AP’s personal friend ASAP Yams who passed away from an overdose in 2015.
The “Praise the Lord” informed Apple Music he was inspired to write the song after feeling “a sense of guilt,” worrying that his lyrics, which often glorify drug use and partying, may have contributed to the problem.
“Without preaching too much, I just wanted to touch on something a bit different opposed to just being braggadocious, flamboyant, and just regular rap content for me,” A$AP revealed. “I just wanted to express myself and tell how I felt without preaching. And I think we can all relate. We all got the same problems.”
Ironically, as A$AP pointed out, the song comes on the tenth anniversary of one his biggest hits, “F— Problems,” which is a party anthem. “It’s just like problems, problems, you know what I mean?” the rapper joked.
The L.S.D rapper also opened up about becoming a dad, confessing that it’s given him a “whole new perspective” on life and what he’s looking to achieve as an artist.
“I can’t even explain it, man. You come home to heaven every day. I’m so thankful. God is good, man,” A$AP said.
“It’s just one of those things. I’m a member of our club now, like, the dad club. You see a dad, you see me…I’m a full dad now,” he continued.
“Being outside and working and being creative, it drives more energy for you to obviously to think and soak things up like a sponge now that I’m a dad because I have a whole other perspective. But it honestly helps you get home to your family and get home to your baby.”