New York rapper A$AP Rocky is finally on his way home. The hip-hop superstar has been released from a Sweden jail and is now en route back to the United States following an assault trial.
According to reports, Swedish authorities allowed Rocky to leave Friday following a multi-day trial.
A$AP Rocky and two other suspects have been released from jail in Sweden until a verdict is expected in the assault case on Aug. 14. The highly publicized trial wrapped Friday with Swedish prosecutors asking the court to convict the 30 year-old American rapper and consider imposing at least a six-month jail sentence. (Variety)
The massive update even sparked a positive reaction from President Donald Trump.
Rocky initially appeared in court Tuesday to announce his not guilty plea.
The trial of the recording artist and model, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, began Tuesday in Stockholm District Court. The court has also set aside Thursday and Friday for the case, but it was not clear whether the trial would go the full three days. Mayers’ mother was seen arriving at the court, and shortly after it began the performer’s lawyer submitted his plea of not guilty, claiming he was acting in self-defense. (CBS News)
Last week, Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Löfven addressed President Donald Trump’s disses fired at his country over Rocky’s publicized incarceration.
Mikael Lindstrom, a spokesman for Lofven, responded to Mr. Trump by emphasizing the independence of the Swedish judicial system. “In Sweden everyone is equal before the law,” Lindstrom said. “The Government is not allowed, and will not attempt, to influence the legal proceedings, which are now ongoing.” (CBS News)
Trump initially went to Twitter last Thursday and didn’t hold back on letting loose on the Sweden prime minister.