A$AP Rocky Freed From Swedish Jail Ahead of August 14 Verdict, Judge Rules

The rapper will be free, possibly in time to perform his headlining set at Real Street Fest Anaheim on Aug. 11

Last Updated: August 2, 2019 @ 12:46 PM

Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other suspects are being released from jail in Sweden pending a verdict in the assault case on Aug. 14.

The Stockholm District Court has not yet made a ruling in the case, but said that A$AP Rocky and his two co-defendants are free to leave Sweden. 

The trial, which was highly publicized since the rapper’s arrest on July 3, wrapped Friday. Swedish prosecutors are asking the court to convict the 30 year-old American rapper and consider imposing at least a six-month jail sentence.

Rocky and two associates, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were accused of assault for their role in a street brawl in Stockholm. He pleaded not guilty and said he was acting in self-defense.

The Swedish prosecutor has asked for a six-month prison sentence.

Rocky’s detention caused a worldwide stir, with even President Donald Trump calling for his release.

The rapper — born Rakim Mayers — is next scheduled to perform at the Real Street Fest at the Honda Center in Anaheim–co-headlined by Cardi B, Future and Migos. It is not confirmed whether or not he’ll be able to honor the date in time to get back to court. SGE, the promoters of the event, declined to comment further at this time. “It’s a fluid situation,” SGE’s founder John Reese told TheWrap.

Today, President Trump tweeted celebrations over Rocky’s release:

“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!”

The rapper took to Instagram on Friday to thank fans and friends for their support over the last few weeks.

“Thank you from the bottom, of my heart to all of my fans, friends and anyone across the globe who supported me during these last few weeks I can’t being to describe how grateful I am for all of you,” the rapper wrote. “This has been a very difficult and humbling experience I want to thank the court for allowing me, Bladi and Thoto to return to our family and friends thanks again for all the love and support.”

More to come…

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