It’s been a while since anything relating to ASAP Rocky’s 2019 Swedish assault case popped up in the news. In a new documentary themed ‘Stockholm Syndrome,’ the rapper revealed that former president, Donald Trump’s effort to get him released only made things a little worse.
In the documentary that premiered during the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend, the rapper revealed what went through his mind when he found out that the president was trying to secure his release.
“I’m sleeping in my halfway dream. I heard my name. I kind of opened my eyes and closed my eyes again and then they said my name again. And I opened my eyes and I’m like, ‘Yo, what the f*ck?’”
“I kinda was scared that Trump was going to f*ck it up. But then on the other hand, I’m just like, ‘That’s what’s up, man.’ You want the most support you could and it’s like, ‘Oh, the president supports you.’ That felt good. Cause for the most part, I don’t think he ever knows what’s going on in the urban communities … I was thankful for that, I can’t lie. I was also scared that it would jeopardize me being in [jail] longer.”
At the end of the documentary, Asap Rocky addressed the Trump administration’s insistence that he never “properly” thanked the man for his efforts.
““It was a chess move and they tried to strong-arm a lot,” he says. “In reality, I had no problem saying thank you to the man, especially if he helped me. That’s the narrative they pushin’: That he got me out. And he didn’t free me. If anything, he made it a little worse.“
ASAP Rocky was arrested on 4th July 2019 by police in Sweden on charges of Assault following a street fight with another group.
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