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A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault in Sweden

But rapper won't have to serve any time

(Newser) - A Swedish court has found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm—but he won't have to serve any time. The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, earlier pleaded self-defense and said he had tried to avoid... More »

A$AP Rocky Will Be Freed

But the rapper has to return for his verdict on Aug. 14

(Newser) - Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other US suspects will be freed from jail until Aug. 14, when judges are expected to announce a verdict in the assault case against them , a Swedish court announced Friday. It wasn't immediately clear from the decision by the Stockholm District Court whether the... More »

A$AP Rocky Testifies in Controversial Trial

Rapper says he was 'shocked and scared' by fight that got him arrested

(Newser) - On the second day of his trial in Stockholm, Sweden, US rapper A$AP Rocky told the court he "was just trying to escape a crazy situation" when he got involved in the street brawl that got him arrested, detained since July 3, and now put on trial for assault... More »

Outcry Dismissed, Sweden Puts A$AP Rocky on Trial

Rapper's assault trial has started in Stockholm despite Trump's efforts to free him

(Newser) - It's been a long month for A$AP Rocky, detained by Swedish officials after allegedly attacking someone in a street fight at the end of June, and on Tuesday, the next phase of his overseas experience began. The 30-year-old American rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, pleaded not guilty at the... More »

After A$AP Rocky Bust, Calls for an Ikea Boycott

And a fan is arrested after threatening to 'blow this motherf---er up' outside Swedish embassy in DC

(Newser) - Fans of A$AP Rocky and the president of the United States alike are up in arms over Sweden's detention of the rapper , but one in particular is in some legal trouble after allegedly threatening to literally get up in arms outside the Swedish embassy in Washington, DC. Variety reports... More »

Trump Slams Sweden Over Rapper's Detention

'Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM'

(Newser) - Sweden has decided to detain American rapper A$AP Rocky until his trial on an assault charge begins Tuesday—and President Trump is hopping mad about it. He slammed the country and its prime minister in tweets Thursday night, the Guardian reports. "Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven... More »

A$AP Rocky Stuck Despite Trump's Offer

Rapper will remain in Sweden for assault trial

(Newser) - President Trump's offer of help for A$AP Rocky wasn't enough. On Thursday Swedish prosecutors said the 30-year-old rapper will remain in custody in Sweden until his trial on an assault charge begins Tuesday, per NBC News . Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage are... More »

Justin Bieber Responds to Trump's Help of A$AP

Suggests he free kids from 'cages'

(Newser) - Like President Trump, Justin Bieber would like to see rapper A$AP Rocky released by Sweden. But Trump's intervention reminded Bieber of another issue, Vanity Fair reports. While you're at it, Bieber tweeted , "Can you also let those kids out of cages?" The rapper is in Swedish custody... More »

Trump Makes Surprise Offer for A$AP Rocky

The president offers to 'personally vouch' for the rapper's bail

(Newser) - President Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," the AP reports. Trump tweeted that during "a very good call" with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also "assured him that A$AP... More »

Trump: I Spoke to Kanye, Will Help A$AP Rocky

President says he is working to get the rapper released from detention in Sweden

(Newser) - President Trump is on the case—the A$AP Rocky case. The rapper, whose detention in Sweden caused an uproar last week , was on Friday ordered to be held at least until July 25, NBC News reports; he was first arrested July 2 after an alleged street fight. But Trump says... More »

US Rapper Held in Solitary Confinement in Sweden

ASAP Rocky has been held nearly 2 weeks over a street fight

(Newser) - An American rapper remains detained in Sweden as authorities investigate a street fight, and the plight of ASAP Rocky has now caught the attention of the State Department, reports Politico . "There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns,” says a spokesperson. "We... More »

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