A$AP Rocky awaits verdict on Sweden brawl


American rapper A$AP Rocky learns his fate on Wednesday in a trial over a street brawl in Sweden that led U.S. President Donald Trump to champion his cause.

The musician, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage were detained and charged with assault after an altercation in Stockholm on June 30.

The rapper said he acted in self-defence, and the three were released from custody earlier this month, pointing to a possible acquittal or light sentence in the court’s final verdict due around 1200 GMT.

Mayers, 30, left Sweden after being released and does not have to be present for the ruling.

“Hopefully we won’t have to go back to jail or nothing like that, that would be crazy,” he said from stage on Sunday at the Real Street Festival in California, making his first public appearance since being freed.

“It was an unfortunate event and I’m just trying to stay blessed.”

The prosecutor wants six-month jail terms for Mayers and the two co-defendants for beating up a 19-year-old man called Mustafa Jafari.


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