A$AP Rocky has been released from prison in Sweden after an assault charge and the rapper is now on trial. A$AP is free to leave Sweden while they await a verdict, which is expected August 14. In late June, a viral video of the altercation was released on all social media platforms showing the rapper and his bodyguard fighting the two men that had been harassing them. After the altercation A$AP reportedly went to the police himself to report what had happened which led to his immediate arrest. According to TMZ, the American Embassy wasn’t contacted following his arrest which is against protocol and shortly after all of that a Swedish court ordered for him to be held for two weeks in a pretrial detention. TMZ also reported that A$AP was being held in an “inhumane” and “disease-ridden” facility and forced to use a yoga mat as a bed. Once people heard about what was going on, other rappers like Tyler the Creator; Vince Staples, Schoolboy Q, T.I. and Post Malone took to social media to show their support for A$AP, and some even said they’re never going to Sweden again. Prosecutors had asked that Rocky, who’s spent a month in jail, remain there because he was a flight risk, but the judges disagreed. Being that the judges released him to leave the country there’s a spark for hope for fans that he may be found not guilty.
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no more sweden for me, ever
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 8, 2019
A$AP Rocky free until Aug. 14, when verdict in Swedish assault trial will be announced. Prosecutors are seeking a six-month sentence for the rapper. https://t.co/Fgp5Ftb7DJ
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 2, 2019
Written By: Brianna Frost