A$AP Rocky’s Trail Begins in Sweden

The rapper A$AP Rocky’s trial on an assault charge started Today, Tuesday July 30th, in Stockholm. The case has already resulted in a scandal between accusations of racism and human rights abuses, and has called out Sweden’s justice system. President Trump has taken to Twitter to criticize Sweden’s Prime Minister:

Rocky was charged on Thursday, July 25th, with having committed an assault causing bodily harm on June 30th in central Stockholm. Rocky and two others were arrested on July 5th, and accused of assaulting Mustafa Jafari. However, Rocky pleaded not guilty on Thursday. “He acted in self-defense,” his lawyer said.

Rocky remains in custody in Sweden as the trial occurs. The hearing is scheduled to last three days — Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. A decision is expected to be released soon afterwards. If Rocky is convicted, he could be fined based on his daily wages and could face up to two years in prison.

Written by: Sarah Mendes