A$AP Rocky Freed From Swedish Prison Ahead of Trial Verdict
UPDATE (08/28, 4:30 p.m. EST): A$AP Rocky was ordered released from jail at the conclusion of today's assault trial. A judge ruled the rapper and two co-defendants could remain free while they awaited a verdict, expected to be handed down on August 14.
Rocky posted a message to Instagram following the ruling, thanking "FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME" for "ALL OF THE LOVE AND SUPPORT." You can find that below.
Following the news, United States president Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden. It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!
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THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THESE LAST FEW WEEKS I CANT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR ALL OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE I WANT TO THANK THE COURT FOR ALLOWING ME BLADI AND THOTO TO RETURN TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF THE LOVE AND SUPPORT
A trial is currently underway, and despite Rocky's testimony that he was acting in self-defense, a prosecutor is recommending jail time.
A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden. It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2019
Today, the prosecutors wrapped up their closing statements by recommending jail time for the rapper born Rakim Mayers. Specifically, they recommended at least a six-month jail sentence for the altercation.
The brawl reportedly took place after born 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari and his friend refused to leave the A$AP Rocky's entourage alone despite repeated requests. Apparently it started when they got into an argument at a restaurant near Stockholm.
Everyone from Kanye West to Donald Trump has spoken out for Swedish police to free Rocky. If the rapper does get locked up, it looks like Machine Gun Kelly won't be eating Swedish Fish for a while.