“She’s a genius,” he gushes in this interview with “Wassup”director Andy Capper, explaining that the idea for the “National Anthem” video — and his casting as the POTUS to her FLOTUS — was all Rey’s. “Lana wrote the treatment with me in mind,” says POTUS Rocky. “Sh*t is like, everybody knows we got a thing for each other and we wanted to show that on screen.” And all that touching and feeling they do? It’s got him thinking: “Look at this b****, I wanna f*** the sh** outta her. Look at her she’s gotta be in her late 30s and shit… Err, Hello?”
On screen, that is. His feelings are a bit more tame when it comes to real life. “I used to wanna bone her but after this video I don’t like her like that no more, I just think she’s cool,” he admits. Cool enough for a feature on his forthcoming album, LongLiveA$AP. And cool for a late-30-something, at least.
It should also maybe be mentioned that the regarded film critic Roger Ebert agrees with Rocky’s “genius” evaluation. “There are levels under levels in a beautiful and challenging mosaic of performance and images,” he writes of the video on his Chicago Sun-Times blog. So, to you Lana, genius, hats off.