On Monday (September 10), rapper ASAP Ferg attended the Yellow Ball in benefits for Arts education along with many other familiar faces in NYC. During his time, he spoke with RESPECT and talked about his shoe deal with adidas and why the Yellow Ball was so important to him.
The Yellow Ball took place on Monday, September 10, at the Brooklyn Museum and benefited Young Audiences Arts for Learning, the nation’s largest arts-in-education network whose work strives to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts
Check out what he had to say below.
What are you wearing tonight?
This is my Trap Lord brand and I designed it. Yellow ball so I had to do something special for today. Prada bucket hat.
What should the crowd expect from you tonight?
If you’ve never been to an ASAP Ferg show, just expect alot of energy alot of turning up and fun. N.E.R.D is one of my favorite groups and one of the reasons why I’m even doing music and one of the reasons why I feel fearless in whatever I wear in expressing myself with different cultures, tones and colors. They’re the reason why I am here today with an invite from Pharrell himself and I just feel good to be apart of it.
Did you ever think you would have your own shoe?
I did actually. When I was younger I thought very highly of myself, I remember going through a depressed state like dropping out of college and my mother was so worried. She was like “I don’t want you to be like one of these people out here in these streets selling drugs” and in my mind I was like I could never be that because that’s not what I was meant to be. That never even passed my mind. What was on my mind was the big glass house, the tracksuit with the pocket full of money rubbing my hands Birdman style. Doing all of my art and expressing myself with fashion and just expressing myself through all medians that was on my mind. To actually see that I came here, sometimes it bugs me out. It trips me out that I’ve gotten as much.
Why do you think it’s important for Pharrell to have this Yellow Ball and to fund it for younger children?
This is the met ball for all of the kids that’s in art school that’s striving to be more. This is the bridge, this is us helping them, I was one of these kids in art school who needed more supplies and needed more things like that. So the fact that I’m in position to help raise money for that it’s only right.
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