Released almost a month to the day after his arrest in Stockholm for violence leading to preventive imprisonment, rapper ASAP Rocky was finally able to join the United States this Saturday, August 3, a few hours after his release. After three weeks of trial during which the rapper pleaded self-defense, the Swedish justice, chaired in this case by judge Per Lennerbrant, therefore decided to release ASAP Rocky, allowing him to leave the territory awaiting the final verdict scheduled for August 14. “I would love to take a proper shower and spend time with my mom and family. Like I said before, I am easy to deal with. I am at your disposal “he told the judge, who questioned him just before his decision, on what he would do if he were to be released..
Released from prison in Sweden, ASAP Rocky returned to the United States
If the interpreter of Praise The Lord risks two years in prison and a heavy fine under Swedish law, his defense specifies that no presence on his part is required in the Scandinavian country for the announcement of the court’s decision . The person concerned would have informed the magistrates that he was ready to perform community service if he were to be convicted: “I have already been involved in charitable works, so do something like that on weekends. wouldn’t bother me (…) you know where to find me ”.
ASAP Rocky remains awaiting verdict in his violence trial
As President Trump, who was personally involved in the case, noted in one of his tweets: “A $ AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden. It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A $ AP! “(AR was released from jail and on his way home to the US. It was a tough week, hurry back to A $ AP!)” Rakim Mayers whose real name is prayed to leave Sweden aboard a private jet a few hours after his release, punctuated by “Free Rocky” chanted by fans the artist at the exit of the courthouse.
Donald expressed his joy over the release of ASAP Rocky
Over the weekend, NBC News shed some light on the underside of this high-profile affair. After the public appeal launched by Donald Trump and his accusations that “Sweden despises African Americans”, the media released a letter from the government to the Swedish authorities, two days before the rapper’s release, warning them against “possible negative consequences in bilateral relations between the USA and Sweden”, if the case was not resolved “as soon as possible”. Coincidence or effectiveness, this threat signed by adviser Robert O’Brien, however, received an official dismissal the very next day, from Petra Lundh, Attorney General of Sweden, recalling the independence of Swedish justice and the impossibility for anyone to interfere in an ongoing matter.
The US government has made no secret of the pressure on Sweden
Arrived in Los Angeles on the night of Saturday to Sunday, the native of Harlem thanked his fans on Instagram after his month of detention “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my fans, to my friends and to all those who me. have supported in recent weeks (…), it was a very difficult and humiliating experience ”. A petition demanding his release had been signed by more than 640,000 people, including rappers Tyler, the Creator and Schoolboy Q, who had expressed their wish to boycott Sweden..
A few hours after his return to the country, ASAP Rocky wanted to find his relatives and it was during the now famous Sunday mass of Kany West, the Sunday Service, that the rapper made his first appearance, surrounded by master of ceremony, ASAP Ferg, Kim Kardashian and ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner. Flacko aka ASAP Rocky will be back on stage this Sunday, August 11 in Anaheim, California.
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THESE LAST FEW WEEKS I CANT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR ALL OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE I WANT TO THANK THE COURT FOR ALLOWING ME BLADI AND THOTO TO RETURN TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF THE LOVE AND SUPPORT
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