A$AP Rocky Announces Show In Sweden Months After Arrest
By Peyton Blakemore
November 8, 2019
A$AP Rocky is going back to Sweden.
Less than three months after the 31-year-old rapper was found guilty of misdemeanor assault, Rocky's team announced on Friday (November 8) that he's going back to the European country despite their alleged mistreatment of him.
"After tremendous support from the Swedish fans, [Rocky] returns to Stockholm for a long-awaited gig for all his supporters," a Live Nation representative said in a statement on Friday (November 8), per The Local.
Rocky is set to perform at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on December 11. A portion of the proceeds for the show will reportedly go toward the non-profit Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups (FARR).
As fans know, Rocky's announcement of his Swedish show comes months after his extended and widely publicized legal battle in the country. The "Pups" rapper was taken into police custody in Stockholm on July 3 and remained locked up for a month after being accused of assaulting 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari during a street fight. Despite footage of the incident showing that Rocky and his crew acting in self-defense, Rocky and members of his team were charged with assault.
Given the fact that cameras showed that the rapper and his crew were not the aggressors in the situation, the incident sparked somewhat of an international incident, with President Trump even getting involved when Sweden refused to release Rocky without having a full-blown trial. With millions calling for his release, Swedish officials decided to release Rocky after he spent a month behind bars and took the stand at his assault trial. He was later found guilty and given a two-year suspended sentence.
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