A$AP Rocky has designed a line of uniforms for the Swedish jail in which he was detained earlier this year. He made the surprising reveal during a recent conversation with Forbes, stating that he’s doing what he can to encourage people to “do better.”
Rocky — real name Rakim Mayers — was held in Kronoberg remand prison during his widely publicized trail this summer, before being charged with assault against 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari.
“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.”
Part of that “giving back” has been designing new uniforms for the inmates in the facility. Fredrik Wallin, the head of the Kronoberg prison, told Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet that Rocky had reached out about donating clothes to inmates, but nothing has been confirmed yet. According to Wallin, Rocky’s lawyer sent him images of the uniform, which consist of a green tracksuit with “PROMENVD” printed on the chest.
Speaking about his upcoming performance in Sweden, which will mark the rapper’s first gig in the country since his arrest, Rocky explained that “most of the proceeds [from performances in Sweden] will go to inmates and prison reformation.”
He added, “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.”
Read the interview in full here.