US Rapper A$AP ROCKY is Finally Released From Sweden Prison.
It’s quite a big relief for Rapper ASAP Rocky to return back in the US, after being held in Sweden for over a month. In footage broadcast late Friday night by Los Angeles TV Stations the Artist was spotted among a group of people emerging from a private Airplane, at Los Angeles International Airport.
The case has garnered a huge attention from medias, especially since US President Donald Trump began pleading for Mayers by asking Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to intercede for him. However Since Swedish judiciary is independent from the political system, Lofven said he would not influence the rapper's case.
Indeed, from his real name Rakim Mayers, the 30 year old Rapper, was accused of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari on June 30, outside a fast-food restaurant in central Stockholm. Mayers, who had been jailed since his July 3 arrest, pleaded not guilty at the start of the three-day trial Tuesday.
A witness to the assault corrected her story from initial police reports, testifying that she didn’t actually see Mayers hit Jafari with a bottle — a key focus of the trial. She and a friend, testifying anonymously at Stockholm District Court, both maintained that they did see Mayers and his partners assaulting Jafari, though. They confide:
“Everything happened very quickly. We were scared for our lives,” the first woman told the court in Swedish. “He (Jafari) was bleeding. He showed his injuries on his hand. He also said he had a sore back.”
Rakim Mayers claimed that he acted in self defense when Jafari and another man were harassing him and his team. also testified that he suspected Jafari to be under the influence of some drugs. Rakim’s bodyguard, Timothy Leon Williams, also testified Friday, sharing a story similar to what the rapper told the courtroom. Williams also explains:
“I knew something’s not right about him. I’m noticing it because I’m a bodyguard. And now, I’m looking at him like, ‘Yo, what’s wrong with you?’ I’m looking at him and saw that his eyes were really glossy, like he’s on something.”
A U.S. special presidential envoy, Robert O’Brien was sent to monitor the court proceedings, stressed that Washington was “grateful that I got to attend and observe the judicial process” in Sweden.
It was a huge relief and satisfaction for the three suspect, when they learn that they would be released. They shared hugs as some of the public gathered inside the courthouse loudly cheered. Mayers’ mother, Renee Black, was present throughout court proceedings to support her son.
The rapper also shared on Instagram, an emotional post thanking his fans for their support during this “very difficult and humbling experience.”