According to Complex, the Harlem-born rapper sat down with Summit co-founder Jeff Rosenthal at the Orpheum in Los Angeles, and revealed that he wants to give back to the Swedish community by donating clothes to inmates in the same Kronoberg prison where he served time. Rocky served time in jail while touring in Sweden after being charged with assault stemming from a June 30 fight in Stockholm.
“When I was going through my whole situation,” Rocky explained, “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.”
In fact, the head of the Kronoberg prison, Fredrik Wallin told the Swedish paper Aftonbladet, that Rocky offered to donate new prison garb to the facility.
Nothing yet has been confirmed, but reports state that Rocky’s attorney sent Kronoberg pictures of a uniform that appeared to be a “green tracksuit” with “PROMENVD” printed on the front.
Rocky has an upcoming concert in Sweden on December 11 at the Ericsson Globe venue in Stockholm. And he said most of the proceeds will support, “inmates and prison reformation.”
“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,” Rocky said.
In August, he was found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence. The Stockholm District Court rejected his assertion that he and his entourage acted in self-defense.
“Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack. Therefore, they were not in a situation where they were entitled to use violence in self-defence [sic],” according to a statement from the court.
The conditional sentence means that Rocky will be subject to a probationary period of two years.
Later that month, he took the stage at the Real Street festival in Anaheim, Calif., and addressed the ordeal.
“Everybody listen, I know you was praying for me,” he told the screaming audience, before opening up about his time in the Swedish jail.
“Y’all know how happy I am to be here right now,” he began. “I wanna say this though. When I was away—hold the mosh please, this a sentimental moment!—what I experienced was crazy…. It was a scary, humbling experience but I’m here right now. God is good. People who ain’t even f**k with me felt sympathy. People was praying for me, that uplifted me when my spirits was low. I can’t thank y’all enough, man, that was crazy. Hip-hop never looked so strong together.”
Source – thegrio.com