A$AP Rocky Documentary ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Written by on June 4, 2021

A$AP Rocky’s 2019 stint in a Swedish jail made worldwide headlines.

Now the Harlem rapper is sharing his story in a brand new documentary Stockholm Syndrome, which can premiere on the Tribeca Movie Pageant as a part of its Juneteenth programming on Sunday, June 13, at eight p.m.

Directed by The Architects, the 105-minute movie covers Rocky’s music and his expertise with the Swedish judicial system by way of archival footage, interviews, animation, and dwell live performance footage, with appearances from Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Tyler, the Creator, Michèle Lamy, and A$AP Ferg.

In response to a press launch, “Stockholm Syndrome chronicles the meteoric rise of this up to date trendsetter, capturing the exuberance of youth and urgency of hip-hop in equal elements, earlier than taking a detour into darkness.”

Rocky spent over a month in a Swedish detention middle following a avenue brawl in Stockholm in June 2019. The incident caught the eye of Kanye West and former President Donald Trump, who negotiated for his launch. He was ultimately discovered responsible by a Swedish courtroom, however didn’t need to serve extra jail time.

In a latest interview with GQ, Rocky mentioned the assist he acquired “made me glad whereas being in there, as a result of whenever you in jail, you’re feeling like no one cares.”

He additionally remained productive and hopeful regardless of being confined to a cell for 23 and a half hours a day. “I by no means thought that issues that I imagined whereas I used to be in jail would come true,” he mentioned. “And all the pieces that I envisioned in jail got here to fruition. ‘Trigger I assume I manifested it. And I prayed! I actually wished to bless that scenario and transfer on from it in a optimistic approach. I used to be praying to remain sturdy, and God received me by way of shit prefer it was nothing! That shit was nothing.”

Rihanna’s boyfriend is now readying his new album, tentatively titled All Smiles, which is about 90 p.c full. “It’s all in regards to the evolution,” he advised GQ of his new music. “I simply wish to make some good music, that’s all. I wish to really feel nice about doing it, and I need folks to really feel nice about listening to it.”

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