In 2015, A$AP Rocky claimed during an Oxford Union Q&A that he made "wack" Air Force 1's popular just for fun.
ASAP Rocky talking about he started the trend of wearing Air Force 1’s then talking about their “wack” bruh GTFO 🧢 pic.twitter.com/DSytg78xCR— P.Curry 💫🔑 (@bigpcurry) April 23, 2020
"Coming out with the Air Force 1 thing, man, I lie to you not," Rocky claimed. "You can ask my manager, it was all premeditated. I said, listen, I'm gonna wear these wack sneakers. It was 2011. I said I'ma wear these wack sneakers just to test the scene."
Once the clip of Rocky's bold flex re-emerged, Twitter decided to dole out a history lesson involving a St. Lunatic named Nelly.
Nelly still gets free Air Force ones from Nike for a song he dropped in 2002 https://t.co/9YjoMwjNSj— 8 24 (@MikeSceezie) April 22, 2020
A$AP Rocky: I’m the reason everyone wears Air Force 1’s.— Jermaine Watkins ✍🏾 (@JermaineWatkins) April 23, 2020
Hey Siri, play Air Force Ones by Nelly pic.twitter.com/FsNRCNp45s— Patriot J 🔥 (@sirhottest) April 22, 2020
Whew - ain’t nobody thinking bout no damn ASAP when they wear Air Force’s and he definitely didn’t make them popular it was definitely NELLY - that nigga REACHING ❗️ nelly made them go from $50 to $80+ lol 😂 https://t.co/m6WurSBHIY— 𝐻𝒾𝓈 𝒫𝓊𝓈𝓈𝓎 𝐹𝒶𝒾𝓇𝓎 🧚🏽♀️ (@PrettyMulaaa) April 23, 2020
Does Rocky deserve a cancellation party for this?