A$AP Rocky Lands In Sweden For The First Time Since His Assault Trial
As it was previously reported by multiple outlets, sources speculated A$AP Rocky was going to go back to Sweden following his arrest for involvement in a Stockholm street fight, and Page Six just confirmed he made his way back to the Scandinavian nation.
The Swedish publication, The Local, was the first to report that the 31-year-old arrived for a gig on Wednesday at Ericsson Globe approximately four months after he was charged and convicted guilty. Mr. Rocky will rap alongside Dree Low, Z.E, and Jireel.
A$AP Rocky is performing a benefit for the charity, FARR, which is for the Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups. Rakim Mayers, also known as A$AP Rocky, was in a Swedish jail cell in Stockholm during the summer months after he and two of his friends fought with a teenager.
Mr. Mayers was slapped with a suspended sentence and was also demanded to pay around $1,300 to the victim. The rapper promised he would come back to the nation following the support he received from his Swedish fan-base, including an internet petition.
During the summer months of 2019, TMZ reported that A$AP's lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, said to journalists that the purported victim in the case was a "story-teller, and he was looking forward to cross-examining him during the trial.
At the time, Jovicic claimed he planned on interviewing a bodyguard as well as an additional witness who claims to have witnessed "something interesting." Moreover, the rapper's attorney ensured he would be able to show that the bottle used in the fight wasn't used in the same way prosecutors had alleged.
Furthermore, Rocky's attorney admitted he and his client felt relieved by the video footage helping their case. The young man involved in the dispute argued in court that he has had nightmares since the attack and had sustained injuries on his hand.
He also claimed the rumors he was high on drugs during the purported attack were not true, and it had damaged his reputation. As the victim spoke, reporters claimed, Rocky and the other men involved looked away from him as he told his story.