A$AP Rocky says he wouldn’t mind performing at the Swedish prison that held him captive.
According to TMZ, the Harlem rapper told the outlet that he would “love” to perform for the inmates at the prison, but he doubts it would actually happen. Rocky explained his uncertainty, saying that because the prison is a maximum-security facility and the inmates are only allowed out of their cell for an hour a day, it is unlikely that they would have enough time to sit for his performance and tend to their other daily tasks.
Meanwhile, the Swedish Prison and Probation Service told TMZ that they have not received a formal request from Rocky regarding a potential performance. However, the prison said they would consider the request and take it seriously, and figure out how they could possibly make it happen.
Rocky added that it is important for him to return to the country and reciprocate the love that was shown to him. He also said that it is necessary to bring attention to the way Sweden handles its immigrants.
“All those immigrants really didn’t have the support they needed. Like me—being a celebrity—I had worldwide coverage. We had the American embassy. These people come from countries...they don’t have help...I just felt like I wanted to give back,” he said.
This news comes after a nearly month-long back and forth between Rocky and the Swedish prison. The rapper was arrested and detained following an incident involving two men in Stockholm, Sweden, whom he says were following and harassing him. He was later released after being found guilty of assault. Rocky was also ordered to pay various fees and fines, including restitution to the victim and cover the court of Sweden’s court expenses.
Rocky took to Instagram to express his disappointment in the verdict. He wrote at the time, “I AM OF COURSE DISAPPOINTED BY TODAY’S VERDICT. I WANT TO SAY THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS, AND EVERYONE WHO SHOWED ME LOVE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IMMA KEEP MOVING FORWARD. THANK YOU TO MY TEAM, MY MANAGEMENT, ATTORNEYS, LABEL AND EVERYONE WHO ADVOCATED FOR JUSTICE.”