Published: Sat, August 03, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

A$AP Rocky Free, Trump Rejoices: ‘Get Home ASAP A$AP!’

A$AP Rocky Free, Trump Rejoices: ‘Get Home ASAP A$AP!’

A judge in Sweden ordered Friday American rapper A$AP Rocky's release pending a verdict in his trial.

PHOTO: A$AP Rocky, rear, and his defence lawyer Slobodan Jovicic in the district court in Stockholm, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, on the third day of A$AP Rocky's trial.

In closing arguments on Friday, prosecutors demanded that Rocky receive a six-month sentence - the rapper, by contrast, asked for community service.

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.

Mayers acknowledged in court on Thursday that he threw Jafari to the ground and punched and kicked him, but said the teenager had attacked his bodyguard.

The Harlem rapper and his two co-defendants were released from Swedish custody and are free to leave Sweden while they wait for the judgment, which is expected August 14th.

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A$AP Rocky's bodyguard also testified Friday and said since the alleged victims approached the entourage twice, in the US, that is grounds to take action and defend yourself. He said he had tried to avoid the fight and denied hitting Jafari with a bottle.

"I knew something's not right about him".

Mayers had also testified earlier this week that he suspected Jafari and his friend were under the influence of some drug, which officials have not yet commented on.

Mayers entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday. It piqued the interest of President Trump, who reached out to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in a bid to spring the rapper from jail.

On July 25, Rocky was charged with assault after an incident that took place in Stockholm in June, portions of which were captured on video by onlookers as well as Rocky himself.

The case has also drawn the attention of celebrities, including Sean "Diddy" Combs and Justin Bieber, and a social media campaign that was pressing for the rapper's release.

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