“WhatsApp Ricky” Is A Better Name Than A$AP Rocky, Says Oasis Singer

Liam Gallagher has a suggestion for the next great rap alias.

“WhatsApp Ricky” Is A Better Name Than A$AP Rocky, Says Oasis Singer A$AP Rocky performs at Barclays Center in New York City. May 5, 2013.   Photo by Mike Lawrie for Getty Images

Liam Gallagher, lead singer of Britpop band Oasis, thinks "WhatsApp Ricky" is a better rap alias than A$AP Rocky. Gallagher made the comments in the new issue of British GQ, as noted by Pitchfork.

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Gallagher says that his children are fans of grime musicians like Stormzy and Skepta. “They also like that bloke, WhatsApp Ricky. You know, the American geezer, stylish, funny, gold teeth.” Gallagher realizes his mistake when the interviewer corrects him, but doesn't back down. “Oh yeah, that’s the fella. WhatsApp Ricky. That’s a better fucking name anyway.”

The FADER has reached out to A$AP Rocky for comment.

August 08, 2017
“WhatsApp Ricky” Is A Better Name Than A$AP Rocky, Says Oasis Singer