It looks like the stories of Kendall Jenner and ASAP Rocky dating are true: by all accounts, Kendall chose the 27-year-old entertainer to be her man-friend for the foreseeable future. Kendall was said to be considering both ASAP–who renders his stage name “A$AP Rocky,” and whose real name is Rakim Mayers–and budding Los Angeles Lakers star Jordan Clarkson, 24, who lives just down the road. But, once her mind was made up, that was that: Kendall and ASAP are “full-on dating,” according to the latest Hollywood Life report, and apparently have been for at least a few weeks. (The above photo captures their failed attempt, from a few days ago, to leave Kylie Jenner’s 19th birthday party surreptitiously.)
The HL report goes on to allege that ASAP’s deep connections to the fashion world pretty much sealed the deal for Kendall. “They’re both major [industry] players,” explained an insider. “They have lots to talk about.” Indeed, Rocky launched his own fashion line back in 2013, in a high-profile collaboration with noted designer (and close friend) Raf Simons. Since then, the man has worked on building up his brand–another thing Kendall can appreciate–and the “A$AP” name now emblazons everything from hoodies to iPhone cases to beach balls. Rocky’s own line of Guess jeans (named, appropriately enough, “The Gue$$ Collection“) launched this past February; early signs suggest that the 90s-styled pants, which retail for around $140, are selling well.
To that extent, then, it seems Kendall wanted to line up a boyfriend whose business sense and attention to detail match her own. Rocky might find it difficult to keep up, though, given that Kendall was just announced as the cover of the much-vaunted September issue of Vogue:
The ambitious 20-year-old did not hold back when taking to social media to share the news. “In a room with a bunch of people I love,” she gushed on Instagram, “looking at this cover made me cry. I F*CKING DID IT. SEPTEMBER VOGUE. this is the coolest thing ever! can’t thank you enough Anna, for giving me the honor.
Though in the past some of Kendall’s fellow models have accused her of “buying” her career, it seems at this point she has her own momentum. It’s only been nine months since Victoria’s Secret bestowed Kendall the honor of a spot among the angels at their 2015 Fashion Show; following that, she and Kylie’s aggressive moves with PacSun and upstart swimwear manufacturer Topshop raised the eyebrows of insiders across the world of fashion.
(Photo credits: via Instagram, Vogue, Splash News)