AJ Tracey ditches jewellery from his regular wardrobe

'Butterflies' rapper AJ Tracey no longer wears his signature jewellery when he goes out in London because the city is a "very dangerous" place.

AJ Tracey ditches jewellery from his regular wardrobe

AJ Tracey doesn't wear his trademark necklace all the time because "London is very dangerous" and he doesn't want to be targeted for his jewellery.

The 25-year-old rapper - real name Che Wolton Grant - decided to ditch his bling from his day-to-day outfits because he likes to go out in the UK capital like a "normal person" and he doesn't want to draw attention to himself.

AJ - who is from Ladbroke Grove in West London - saves his jewellery for his gigs now.

In an interview with British Vogue, he said: "I used to wear it all the time but London is very dangerous and I don't really have security. I like to walk around on my own, I like to be a normal person."

However, the grime star is determined to stay on trend as he swaps his jewellery for luxury labels - including Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones for Dior and John Galliano at Maison Margiela.

The 'Thiago Silva' hitmaker claimed he is a trendsetter after wearing the brand Palm Angels in his music video.

AJ explained: " I remember when me and Not3s wore it in the "Butterflies" video last year, I said to him, 'Yo, I'm going to wear this brand, all my LA friends put me onto it.' I wanted to wear it and he was like, 'Nah, it looks like Adidas.' We wore it in a video and then I saw - I'm not going to say who - but another rapper wore it in a video shortly after and now? Oh they're all wearing Palm Angels. But when I was wearing it, I saw on Twitter everyone was like, 'Why is AJ wearing fake Adidas?' [I thought] 'don't worry, you'll see.'"

AJ intends to continue leading the way when it comes to fashion trends and he is a big fan of his friend Virgil Abloh's brand Off-White.

He said: "Obviously Virgil is a friend of mine and I have to support him as black man in business, but it's not just that, his garments are actually fire. So, it makes it a lot easier for me.

"Obviously, I don't want to wear any Off-White things that are in the store, because everyone buys them. I like wearing the things from Japan, because they usually get a different collection than we do."

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