The A$AP Rocky legal saga in Sweden has come to a close. After an altercation in Sweden, Rocky was arrested in early July and detained in Swedish jail for three weeks before his release. The entire hip-hop community seemed to come out in support of Rocky with President Trump even chiming in and getting involved.
Rocky pleaded not guilty to the charges, but it was ruled that the attack was not in self defense. The guilty verdict comes with a suspended sentence and order to pay monetary damages to the plaintiff. Luckily, the judge ruled he had already spent enough time in jail so he won’t need to serve more time than he already has.
The New York Times reports Rocky as saying “We just wanted to defuse the whole situation and get away from them.” He added, “Me and my crew start to tell them, listen, go the other way, we don’t want no problems. But Jafari [one of the alleged victims], he was persistent.”
There was also footage of Rocky and his crew repeatedly asking the men to stop following them before the incident. After his release Rocky had a performance in which he addressed the situation saying “It was a scary, humbling experience but I’m here right now. God is good.” See his full statement here.