Trump cheers as rapper A$AP Rocky freed in Swedish assault case

Trump cheers as rapper A$AP Rocky freed in Swedish assault case

"It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!" the president added.

Swedish daily newspaper Expressen reported that A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was heading to the airport to catch a private plane out of the country.

UPDATE (1:40 p.m.): A Swedish court has ruled that American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other USA suspects can be freed from detention until August 14, when the verdict on their June 30 assault case will be announced.

Other rappers like Lil Yachty, Kap-G and others also celebrated Rocky's release.

Mayers was detained following a brawl in downtown Stockholm on June 30.

A$AP Rocky has finally been released from jail in Sweden.

Although A$AP Rocky has posted videos on Instagram that he says vindicate him, prosecutors say that the footage had been selectively edited to leave out damning details.

Witness testimonies were the highlight of the third day of the trial where Mayers and two other suspects are accused by prosecutors of beating 19-year-old Mr Jafari on June 30. At the time of his charge, Swedish prosecutor Daniel Suneson said Rocky was "suspected of assault causing actual bodily harm, having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defense and provocation" in a statement. Williams said he knew "something's not right about him".

Two witnesses took the stand in the Swedish criminal court and said they didn't see Rocky use a bottle during the scuffle, which prosecutors are trying to use as the centerpiece for their case. He said he saw A$AP Rocky "throw" his friend, according to reports from the courtroom.

Trump personally called the Prime Minister of Sweden to lobby for his release but to no avail.

A$AP Rocky's bodyguard also testified Friday and said since the alleged victims approached the entourage twice, in the US, that is grounds to take action and defend yourself.

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