When you’re an international celebrity, you are, in a sense, almost virtually untouchable. With the amount of money and number of supporters that comes with such status it is nearly impossible to fail, barring anything downright heinous. This wasn’t the case for the Harlem-bred rapper ASAP Rocky when he decided to take a trip to Sweden in 2019 and ended up being detained while there, making international headlines along the way. To this day many of us remain confused about the ordeal and are simply thankful to have the talented rapper home and not behind bars, however it looks like some light is going to be shed on the situation soon enough. ASAP Rocky has just announced he will be releasing a new documentary detailing his experience being detained in Sweden and giving fans the truth behind what really happened.
Bursting onto the scene in 2011, ASAP Rocky has achieved superstar status as one of hip-hop’s foremost authorities in the modern era. His influence can be felt in countless areas of pop culture from music to fashion and so much more in between, making his 2019 arrest unsettling for an immeasurable number of people. Even President Donald Trump tweeted about it, condemning Sweden for keeping the rapper detained for several weeks as he awaited trial for an assault charge. Now Rocky is set to give an inside look at what was happening behind the scenes during this time in a new documentary titled Stockholm Syndrome and tell all about what happened that fateful day in Sweden and the subsequent events that transpired. The project is set to debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
ASAP Rocky’s high-profile arrest came during a contentious time with the Black Lives Matter movement protesting the racial disparity plaguing the African-American community in recent years. Despite such a prolific event however, the problem continues to persist. The upcoming documentary should hopefully serve to highlight these issues and how they can be damaging for even the most successful of individuals. Eager fans can look forward to the release of Stockholm Syndrome in the coming months following its Tribeca Film Festival premiere.