The Harlem rapper addresses the drama surrounding his relationship with A$AP Mob on his newest song “Big A$AP” featuring Monica. On the introspective track, which samples LL Cool J and Amerie’s 2002 hit “Paradise,” the Trap Lord claps claims that jealousy is at the root of his fallout with members of the Mob.
“I watch ni**as find they therapist in liquor stores / Some of my ni**as got jealous, they see their man rose,” he raps. “I off the fam like Frеdo if them ni**as weaken / I can feel the resentment every time ni**as’ speakin’ / They congratulate you, then they let the anger sink in.”
His lyrics are seemingly a response to A$AP Illz, who previously claimed Ferg had been kicked out of the group. “Ferg aint ASAP NO MORE. Sorry guys. That n***a burnt out, songs dumb trash. Mr anthem can’t get right,” he said at the time.
Ferg later asks, “How you gon’ kick the leader of A$AP out? / I keep my foot on these ni**as neck till they pass out.”
But Ferg is not letting the drama bring him down. “I’ma keep rising to the top / And I’ma give you what I got,” Monica sings on the inspirational hook.
During a recent interview with “Ebro in the Morning,” Ferg said he was still very much a part of the Harlem collective. “I am the A$AP Mob. Who’s been waving this flag for the past couple years? You can’t spell A$AP without saying A$AP Ferg,” he said.
“Big A$AP” has been added to Ferg’s new album Floor Seats II, which also features Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Marilyn Manson, Tyga, and more.
Ferg can also be seen in Nas’ new video for “Spicy” off King’s Disease.