- A$AP Rocky and Rihanna are expecting a baby
- He used to struggle with drugs
- We will tell you the most important milestones in his past
A$AP Rocky (33) is making waves! He and Rihanna (33) are expecting their first baby together. The rapper wasn't always as happy as he is today, since he had a tough past.
A$AP Rocky has struggled with drugs and the law
A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, was born in Harlem, New York. He had to deal with the tough parts of life early on because when he was twelve years old, his father went to prison for drug offenses. For years, his mother had to seek refuge with him and his siblings in New York women's shelters in order to stay off the streets.
Just a year later, fate struck again: his brother Ricky was shot dead in their neighborhood. Although rapping was important to him back then, A$AP Rocky also got into the drug business in his youth and got on the wrong path to make money. He sold drugs like marijuana and crack and was behind bars at the age of 16 due to this.
At the age of 22, he finally gave up that illegal job and devoted himself fully to his music. His career progressed slowly. In the early 2010s, A$AP Rocky celebrated his big break, but although he no longer had to struggle with poverty from then on, he repeatedly clashed with the law.
Those days seem to be behind him now. At the end of 2020, the rapper met the international star, Rihanna. The two are currently expecting their first child together.