A$AP Rocky Is Designing Uniforms For Swedish Prisons
By Peyton Blakemore
November 20, 2019
Despite A$AP Rocky's drama-filled history with Sweden, the "Babushka Boi" rapper is continuing to show love to the European country.
In his latest move to support the home of Ikea, the 31-year-old rapper announced that he is now designing uniforms for Swedish prisons. Rocky revealed the news while at the recent Summit LA19 conference where he discussed his time spent in a Swedish prison.
“When I was going through my whole situation, the whole time I used to look on television and see Swedish fans showing me so much love and I want to give it back,” he said per Forbes. “I’m trying to do what I can with what I can, I just want to keep creating and encouraging whoever is after me to do it better."
Earlier this month, Rocky's team announced that he's going back to the European country for a stop on his tour. "After tremendous support from the Swedish fans, [Rocky] returns to Stockholm for a long-awaited gig for all his supporters," a Live Nation representative said in a statement, per The Local.
Rocky is set to perform at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on December 11. A portion of the proceeds for the show will reportedly go to inmates and prison reform.
As fans know, Rocky's return to Sweden will come five months after his extended and widely publicized legal battle in the country. The "Pups" rapper was taken into police custody in Stockholm on July 3 and remained locked up for a month after being accused of assaulting 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari during a street fight. Despite footage of the incident showing that Rocky and his crew acting in self-defense, Rocky and members of his team were charged with assault.
Given the fact that cameras showed that the rapper and his crew were not the aggressors in the situation, the incident sparked somewhat of an international incident, with President Trump even getting involved when Sweden refused to release Rocky without having a full-blown trial. With millions calling for his release, Swedish officials decided to release Rocky after he spent a month behind bars and took the stand at his assault trial. He was later found guilty and given a two-year suspended sentence.
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