ASAP Rocky Performs in Giant Cage During His First Return to Sweden

The Harlem rapper was back in Stockholm for the first time since he was released from a Swedish jail.

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ASAP Rocky made it clear he still has plenty of love for his Swedish fans.

This week, the Harlem rapper returned to the Scandinavian country to perform a concert in Stockholm, where he and members of his crew were arrested for aggravated assault. Following his release from Swedish jail, Rocky announced his intentions to go back to the country to perform at the prison where he was incarcerated for weeks. He said the purpose of the show would be to shed light on the issues plaguing Sweden's immigrant community, as well as support the country's inmates and poor population; however, those plans were squashed by Sweden's prison board, which cited "logistical and security issues."

As promised, Rocky hit the stage at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe on Tuesday to perform for the Swedes. Prior to the event, the rapper took to Instagram to announce anyone who lived in the "slums" could attend the concert for free.

"I'm in Stockholm right now. I’m throwing my concert, my first concert after being locked up out here," he said. "Everybody from the 'immigrant community,' what they call the 'immigrant community' out here, none of y'all got to pay to come to my show today. All y'all get in for free. Whoever come, whoever from the hood, they get in free."

One of his Instagram stories included the message: "If you from the slums, that's enough. Pull up, have fun, live in love."

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The stage design for the show was centered around a giant cage, which was an obvious reference to Rocky's incarceration. 

"I brought you here today for love and unity. That's why I brought you here," he told the crowd. "Today, there's people who were fortunate enough to buy tickets today, and to you people, I thank you for coming. ... Today there was people who couldn't afford it, and they still made it here, and I love you people ... The whole message today: Spread love and have fuckin' fun."

You can check out footage from the concert above and below. According to one of Rocky's representatives, the concert was opened by Swedish artists Jireel, Z.E, and Dree Low.

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