A $ AP Rocky’s 2019 stint in a Swedish prison made international headlines.
Now the Harlem rapper is sharing his story in a new documentary Stockholm Syndrome, which premieres on Sunday June 13 at 8 p.m. at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of its June program
Directed by The Architects, the 105-minute film explores Rocky’s music and his experiences with the Swedish judicial system through archival footage, interviews, animation and live concert recordings with performances by Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Tyler the Creator, Michèle Lamy, and A. $ AP Comp.
According to a press release “Stockholm Syndrome traces the meteoric rise of this contemporary trendsetter, capturing the exuberance of youth and the urgency of hip-hop in equal parts before it makes a detour into the dark. “
Rocky spent over a month in a Swedish detention center after a street fight in Stockholm in June 2019. The incident caught the attention of Kanye West and former President Donald Trump, who are negotiating his release. He was eventually found guilty by a Swedish court but was not served an additional prison term.
In a recent interview with GQRocky said the support he received “made me happy while I was there because when you’re in jail you feel like nobody cares.”
He also remained productive and hopeful, despite being in a cell for 23 and a half hours every day. “I never thought that things I imagined in prison would come true,” he said. “And everything I imagined in prison came true. Because I think I made it manifest. And I prayed! I really wanted to bless this situation and make it out of it in a positive way. I prayed to stay strong and God got me through the shit like it was nothing! That shit was nothing. “
Rihanna’s friend is now preparing his new album with the provisional title Everyone is smilingwhich is about 90 percent complete. “It’s all about evolution,” he said GQ his new music. “I just want to make good music, that’s all. I want to feel great about it, and I want people to feel great when they hear it. “