A$AP Rocky freed from Swedish jail - Trump tweets

Publish Date
Saturday, 3 August 2019, 4:46PM
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A$AP Rocky has been released from jail.

The rapper has been behind bars since July 5, after he was allegedly involved in a fight in Stockholm, Sweden, prior to a music festival, and after making his first testimony during his trial this week, he has now been released.

A$AP confirmed the news on Friday, when he took to Instagram to share a touching message of gratitude towards his fans for their support.

Earlier this week, the 30-year-old rapper detailed his side of the “scary” altercation that had led to his arrest.

He told the court: "Everything seemed to be going fine. Next thing I know, my security guard was lifting one of them ... [it] got a little scary. We didn't want to provoke these guys, we just wanted to get away from them. Mustafa was fearless, his eyes were all weird, he came up to a big bodyguard and asked us questions he knew we couldn't answer. He looked like he was on drugs.”

However, prosecutor Daniel Suneson has alleged that surveillance footage from a nearby restaurant was changed by the rapper's team to coincide with his self-defence claim. He says the unedited footage "disproves the use of emergency defence”.

Although he is a free man once more, A$AP and the two other suspects arrested alongside him may be taken into custody again, as a verdict on the case is not set to be made until August 14.