AceShowbiz - Tyler, the Creator and A$AP Rocky indeed have a unique kind of friendship. The California-born rapper and record producer successfully trolled the A$AP Mob member after the latter's mosh pit moment during 2022 Rolling Loud went viral.
On Sunday, September 25, fans noticed that Tyler, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, changed his Instagram profile picture to the viral photo of his friend in the middle of a mosh pit. Tyler apparently took a screenshot from a video that saw A$AP Rocky struggling to get up from what appeared to be a failed mosh pit.
The footage, which has garnered immense reaction on social media, saw A$AP Rocky trying to stand on his feet while being held by the crowd. The "Praise the Lord" hitmaker, who had a similar moshing experience with the crowd in 2019 while performing a Thanksgiving Eve show in Brooklyn, also looked terrified in the video. Someone in the background could be heard screaming "get him out" multiple times.
The clip went viral on social media after A$AP Rocky's set at the Rolling Loud New York was cut short. Hating to disappoint his fans, the 33-year-old emcee issued an apology that read, "I am so hurt right now!"
"Last night was supposed to be a turning point in my live shows from the old to new!" he added, before vowing, "I will take full responsibility for the circumstances of what led to last night's show being everything it was and everything it wasn't."
A$AP Rocky further noted that he "[wants] to acknowledge that even though [he] prepared the best show for [his] fans, detail for detail, over the course of MONTHS... [he] was unfortunately not able to bring [his] vision to fruition." The Harlem native continued, "And I'm hurt about that and I want to apologize to all my fans and continued supporters, and thank y'all for showing up for me regardless!! A$AP4EVA."
According to reports, A$AP Rocky was supposed to hit the stage at 8:55 P.M. However, he was 45 minutes late as he showed up around 9:45 P.M. Luckily, he managed to heat up the stage by performing nine tracks and bringing GloRilla and French Montana as his guests.