USA rapper A$AP Rocky and two of his friends were released from custody in Sweden on Friday three days into their highly publicised assault trial, a development hailed by President Donald Trump who had tried to intervene in the case.
Donald Trump has already responded to the news that Rocky will be coming home and even threw in a played out pun (in an attempt to connect with the Black voters?).
A$AP Rocky and the two co-defendants appeared in court earlier today.
After three days of testimony, a judge in Sweden said he will issue a verdict on the "gross assault" charges against A$AP Rocky on August 14.
Timothy Leon Williams testified before Stockholm District Court on Friday that he saw 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari, the alleged victim, approaching the rapper's entourage outside a restaurant in Stockholm and trying to talk with them. "It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!" Prosecutors allege that the musician and two companions "deliberately, together and in agreement" hit and kicked Jafari, including with a bottle.
The State Department got involved in the case in mid-July, calling on Sweden to treat the award-winning rapper fairly.
He was in Sweden on the European leg of his tour with the hip-hop collective A$AP Mob.
"I don't see how anything but prison is up for discussion", Suneson said. Trump told reporters last month, according to ABC News. We do so much for Sweden but it doesn't seem to work the other way around.
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"There is no question that this White House is being - has been playing politics with his - his role of leadership, and it has to end", Harris recently said.
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