Over the summer, both A$AP Illz and Bari claimed that A$AP Ferg was no longer in the collective because he was "trash."
Ferg pushed back on that on his new track "Big A$AP" suggesting his intra-squad rivals were jealous of his success.
In a new interview with Genius, Ferg explained that his still in the A$AP Mob.
“I don’t think there’s no breaking up of the Mob,” he said. “It’s like, once you’re in the Mob, you can’t get out. This is blood in, blood out… because it’s not a contractual thing that makes me Mob. We was Mob before music.”
While Ferg acknowledged that Rocky was the first A$AP to make it big and is the biggest A$AP, he believes he's also a leader of the group.
“I’m definitely one of the leaders,” he proclaimed. “That could go without being said. You can’t kick me out of something I helped build. I brought millions and millions of dollars and fed families through my voice and my ideas… I bring equity into the brand. I mean, that’s like the carpenter. You can’t kick the carpenter out and expect for the house to have a roof.”
He added, “It’s a few different leaders of A$AP. Everybody that wear different hats. I think that Rocky is definitely a leader. Kicking down a door and everything like that. But when you got A$AP Ferg making noise and breaking the mold and being number two and taking it where I took it, I’m also a leader as well.”
As for what went wrong with Illz and Bari.
“When you get older, people grow in different directions as well. What was once cool is not even cool anymore. And some people can handle your evolution. Some people didn’t evolve yet. Some people don’t understand your evolution or whatever the case may be, but that’s okay. And then you have discrepancies and people, they just go against what your whole thing is. And everybody has a different agenda, so that’s okay. That’s life.”