Rapper A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault in Sweden

Rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault in Sweden and will go on trial next week, Swedish prosecutors and his lawyer said Thursday.

Rocky’s lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, announced at a news conference that the trial will start on Tuesday. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement that Rocky will remain in jail until the trial date.

President Donald Trump has involved himself in the case at the request of first lady Melania Trump and Kanye West and has offered to “personally vouch” for Rocky’s bail.

The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, 30, was detained on “probable grounds for serious assault” on July 3. Rocky and members of his entourage were allegedly involved in a brawl on June 30 in downtown Stockholm in where police said a person was beaten and cut with broken bottles. He has denied the assault accusation.

Source: ASAP Rocky to Stand Trial in Sweden on Assault Charge – The New York Times

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