Now with a legitimate acting credit in the well-received Dope under his belt, not to mention a cameo in Drake’s overly dramatic “Hold On, We’re Going Home” video, A$AP Rocky has set his sights on a far more sought-after role: James Bond.
The leading man of the storied, decade-spanning franchise is currently played by British actor Daniel Craig. Rumors swirled in 2014 and early 2015 about Craig’s successor, with Idris Elba at their center. Much excitement ensued over the prospect of a “black Bond.” However, Elba since denounced the industry talk that quickly became countrywide gossip.
Never one to shortchange himself, Rocky believes he is the man for the job. His reasoning is rather simple. “I’ll look better than any other Bond that has ever lived,” he told Esquire in a recent interview.
The rap star says he’d need to attain a six-pack to fulfill Bond’s bad-ass duties, but, according to him, that’s all he’s missing. Time will tell if the name Rakim Mayers will appear on the billboard for a major motion picture.