While the cause of A$AP Yams' death hasn't been disclosed, many assumed the hip-hop mogul died from an overdose. Fellow A$AP Mob member, ASAP Ant, denied that speculation in a new interview.
"I just want to clear it up for real, for real," A$AP Ant told VladTV. "It ain't no overdose. People stop saying overdose, because that's not what it is. It's not an overdose. People keep talking about he overdosed off Xanax and sh*t like that or whatever. ...That's not what happened."
Born Steven Rodriguez, the co-owner of the ASAP Worldwide label died on Sunday, Jan. 18 at the age of 26. Yams was the force that helped rapper A$AP Rocky's debut album Long.Live.ASAP go No. 1 on Billboard. In an interview with the New York Times in 2013, Rocky called him "the mastermind behind the scenes."
"Yams is the hip-hop encyclopedia," he also said about his longtime friend. "He's no joke. That's one person I can't front on when it comes to music."
During his interview with VladTV, Ant also said that Yams wouldn't want people to mourn his death.
"But Yams, he wouldn't want nobody to feel sorry for him," Ant added. "He'd want [people] to live it up for him. Throw a party for him or something like that. Smile for him."