Harlem-bred rapper A$AP Rocky opens up about the meaning behind his new track "Phoenix," and its suicidal context. The track has gained attention following the recent suicide of Freddy E, and Rocky says his lyrics explain similar feelings inside other young people.
"You hurt so bad and you're going through so much pain to the point where sometimes you don't even wanna live anymore. That's how a lot of people think, whether we'd like to admit it or not and that's all I was showcasing."
He added,"It was that emotion...suicidal kinda emotions...I'm not glorifying it at all. I'm just basically telling you that sometimes I have suicidal thoughts. And maybe I should seek help, or maybe it's not that deep."