A$AP Rocky has opened up about former President Donald Trump‘s involvement in efforts to free him after the rapper was arrested in Sweden for assaulting two men in 2019.
In Stockholm Syndrome, a new documentary on Rocky’s 2019 fight and arrest, the rapper recalls that Trump’s involvement “made it little worse.”
“I’m sleeping in my halfway dream,” Rocky says in the doc. “I heard my name. I kind of opened my eyes and closed my eyes again and then they said my name again. And I opened my eyes and I’m like, ‘Yo, what the f**k?'”
Trump also shows up in the film and says, “I personally don’t know A$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 ASAP Rocky.”
However, Rocky says Trump attempt to help turned out to be no help at all. According to him, it was a bid to raise Trump’s image with the Black community.
“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,” Rocky says. “I was thankful for that, I can’t lie.”
“I was also scared that it would jeopardize me being in [jail] longer,” he adds. “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.”
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