A$AP Rocky spoke with Ebro in the Morning today, and he covered a ton of different topics, from A$AP Yams’ influence on hip hop, to his being listed on Forbes’ “30 under 30” feature, to the lack of real competition in the rap game today. The hosts used the last point to segue into the recent comments made by Ian Connor and A$AP Nast about Travi$ Scott stealing A$AP Rocky’s style.

The Fashion Killa has emphasized the Yams tribute show is all about love and “bringing the hip hop community together.” He stays true to his word, stepping back from Ian Connor’s comments. Instead, he reminds people that “if you’re going to do something an influence people…you can’t be arrogant about it when somebody gets inspired.”

These are very wise and thoughtful words from Rocky, who deflates the situation while still acknowledging the similarities between the two rappers. He also says we should, “let the people decide if he a biter or he authentic” and mildly chastises Connor for “instigating” the controversy.

In the end as long as you’re authentic it doesn’t matter how similar you are to anyone else.