Rapper A$AP Rocky released pending trial on August 14

The American artist was detained in Sweden since the beginning of July. He was tried for violence after a brawl in late June in Stockholm.

The judgment will be delivered on August 14. Pending the verdict, the Swedish justice announced on Friday, August 2, the release of American rapper A$AP Rocky, who was appearing for violence after a brawl in Stockholm at the end of June. Earlier in the day, the defense claimed the artist’s acquittal, pleading self-defense, while the prosecutor’s office demanded six months in prison.

The rapper was taken into custody on 3 July after a concert with 3 other people after a fight in the streets of Stockholm. On 5 June, the court ordered his imprisonment, citing a “flight risk” abroad. Donald Trump sided with the rapper, repeatedly tweeting messages demanding his release. And the President quickly welcomed this decision on Twitter: “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!”