Details on 'Stockholm Syndrome,' A$AP Rocky's Swedish Jail Documentary
| LAST UPDATE 06/08/2021
One of the wildest stories in pop culture circa 2019 was A$AP Rocky being held in a Swedish jail for over a month after beating up a fan-turned-stalker named Mustafa Jafari.
A documentary about his experience, titled 'Stockholm Syndrome,' is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in his home city of New York this Sunday, June 13th.
Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, the 105-minute film will revisit the events surrounding A$AP's detainment in a putrid jail cell and eventual assault conviction. Kim Kardashian, Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Ferg, Naomi Campbell and others make cameos.
"'Stockholm Syndrome' chronicles the meteoric rise of this contemporary trendsetter, capturing the exuberance of youth and urgency of hip-hop in equal parts, before taking a detour into darkness," a press release reads.
Prosecutors were initially pursuing a 6-month conviction for Rocky while he was reportedly sleeping on a yoga mat, being surrounded with feces from another inmate and, for a handful of days, surviving on just a single apple.
Though he was found guilty of assault, he didn't have to serve any additional time behind bars and is allowed to visit the country again.
You'll recall that Donald Trump even claimed he was going to call the Prime Minister of Sweden to help after Kanye West spoke to him. "A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden," Trump tweeted. "It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!" (Umm.)
In a recent interview with GQ, Rocky said he was "mad thankful" for Trump's support, and the love from everyone else "made me happy while being in there, because when you in jail, you feel like nobody cares."