Nelly Claims He Made Air Force 1s Popular Rather Than A$AP Rocky
Who is the first rapper you think of when you see Air Force 1s? Nelly or A$AP Rocky?
People were coming at A$AP Rocky for claiming he made Air Force 1s famous again.
The Breakfast Club had Nelly on the phone with them earlier today debating this topic. They played a clip of A$AP Rocky claiming, “It was almost like I put a trademark out there, so when people started wearing the Air Force 1s again, I stopped wearing it. I was like, ‘I did my job and I was right all along.'” Nelly full-heartedly disagreed saying that of course he wasn’t the first one to discover or start rocking these shoes, BUT he did make them famous. He put it into perspective saying, “You got to understand that Air Force 1s were more of a New York-East Coast thing. We didn’t rock Air Force 1s in the South. We didn’t rock Air Force 1s in the Midwest and we weren’t rocking Air Force 1s in the West Coast.”
Nelly went on to say that the price of Air Force 1s rose from $59.99 to $100 in a year because of he and his crew. We can’t forget that Nelly also made a whole song devoted to this shoe back in 2002 called, “Air Force Ones,” on his album Nellyville.
Some fans feel that Nelly made the Air Force 1s popular to begin with, but A$AP Rocky brought them back and made them popular when the craze from Nelly wearing them faded away. Other fans are giving full credit to Nelly.
Are you rockin’ with Nelly’s statements or A$AP Rocky’s?