AceShowbiz - A$AP Rocky has detailed his Swedish assault case in his documentary film "Stockholm Syndrome". In his project, the "Praise the Lord" spitter clarified that Donald Trump "didn't free him." Instead, the rapper claimed that the former U.S. President made his legal troubles "a little worse."
"In reality, I had no problem saying thank you to the man, especially if he helped me. That's the narrative they pushin': That he got me out," the 32-year-old rapper said about Trump in the documentary directed by The Architects. He then continued to reveal, "And he didn't free me. If anything, he made it a little worse."
Rocky's new documentary narrated his 2019 assault trial and July 2019 experience in prison in Sweden. In the film, he also discussed what it was like to see Trump mentioniong his name and his case so publicly, when the former president tweeted for Sweden to "free" the rapper from prison in July.
"Many, many members of the African American community have called me, friends of mine, and said, 'Could you help?' " Trump could be heard saying in the film. "So I personally don't know A$AP Rocky but I can tell you that he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country … I have been called by so many people asking me to help A$AP Rocky."
The film, which premiered Sunday night, June 13 at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows Rocky's less than a month in prison while highlighting how Kim Kardashian and her now-estranged husband Kanye West reportedly informed Trump of his situation. Rocky said he felt "scared that Trump was going to f**k 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," Rocky admitted in the film. He added, "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."
During a conversation with ET, Rocky told the outlet why it was important to share his story in the movie that also featured his girlfriend Rihanna, Naomi Campbell and Tyler, the Creator. "I think making a documentary is all about vulnerability," he explained to the publication. "The documentary is all about showing honesty, authenticity, purity."
Rocky himself believed that he is "truly blessed" to have the support of the "We Found Love" singer. The rapper admitted that it's "amazing" to have his girlfriend by his side because it's so "important" to have people around who want the best for him. He revealed to ET, "It's important having that support in real life, you know? It's amazing and I'm honestly truly blessed, for real."