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PoliticsTrump cheers A$AP Rocky's release from jail pending verdict in Sweden assault case

21:25  02 august  2019
21:25  02 august  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl

A$AP Rocky charged with assault after Stockholm brawl American rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault after a confrontation in Stockholm in June, prosecutors said. © Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images ASAP Rocky has been detained since June, where he faces accusations of serious assault. The 30-year-old -- whose real name is Rakim Mayers -- has been in custody since July 3, following a confrontation in the Swedish capital on June 30. The rapper's lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, has maintained he was defending himself after being assaulted and that his client is innocent.


    Trump cheers A$AP Rocky's release from jail pending verdict in Sweden assault case© Provided by CNBC LLC Rapper A$AP Rocky performs on stage during Breakout Festival 2019 at PNE Amphitheatre on June 15, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.

    The American rapper A$AP Rocky has been ordered released from jail pending a verdict in the high-profile assault case against him in Sweden.

    President Donald Trump took a keen interest in the case following a lobbying effort from Kim Kardashian West and her husband, rapper Kanye West.

    Trump demanded that the Swedish government release the rapper, and in a call with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, said he would "personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative," Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

    Trump lashes out at Sweden: 'Give A$AP Rocky his freedom'

    Trump lashes out at Sweden: 'Give A$AP Rocky his freedom' President Trump on Thursday forcefully objected to Sweden's decision to pursue charges against rapper A$AP Rocky, whose case the president has taken an interest in after it was raised by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.The president tweeted that he was "very disappointed" in Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who said over the weekend he would not intervene in the case despite a phone call from Trump."Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States," Trump tweeted. "I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers.

    "I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly!" Trump wrote in another post.

    Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been in custody since July 3 along with two members of his entourage. Prosecutors are seeking a six-month sentence for Mayers, who is accused of assaulting 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari. Mayers and his associates have pleaded not guilty.

    In a celebratory tweet following Friday's announcement, Trump wrote: "A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden. It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!"

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