A$AP Rocky’s ‘Phoenix’ Video Centers on Troubled Relationship Between Michael K. Williams & Joan Smalls
A$AP Rocky is keeping the ‘Long. Live. A$AP’ visuals coming. ‘Fashion Killa‘ and ‘Angels‘ focus on the Harlem rapper’s escapades, but in ‘Phoenix,’ he takes a step back to showcase a dramatic tale centered on two very well-known guests.
Michael K. Williams (‘The Wire,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’) takes center stage with supermodel Joan Smalls as they play an angry couple who’ve just returned home to their mansion. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse between the two.
Smalls starts breaking various fragile items in the crib while Williams coolly takes pulls of his cigar as the chaos occurs around him. Then in a fit of rage, Smalls fires a pistol in Williams’ direction.
The Francesco Carrozzini-directed flick is dramatically told as it ends with Williams shedding tears.
‘Phoenix’ is the sixth music video to arise out of A$AP Rocky’s ‘Long. Live. A$AP,’ his debut album. One of the album’s biggest singles, ‘F—in’ Problem’ recently went double platinum.