US rap star A$AP Rocky is facing asault case in Sweden, the charges was as a result of street altercation. His has since been remanded in custody pending the trial.
The 30-year-old rapper engaged in a street fight with two of his side kicks on the streets of Stockholm. The Harlem born rapper has been under detention since July 3rd in connection with the fight.
The rapper who’s real name is Rakim Mayers might be facing two years in prison if convicted.
The prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in a statement; “I have today commenced criminal proceedings against the three individuals suspected of assault causing actual bodily harm, having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime despite claims of self-defence and provocation,”
Suneson had initially wanted to charge Mayers with aggravated assault.
It was gathered that the rapper was in Sweden for a show, Smash Hip-Hop festival but have been disrupted because of the detention which has also led to the cancellation of the rest of his European tour.
His case has gained massive attention even with the U.S. President Donald Trump, who tried persuading Sweedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven to free Mayers, with Lofven saying he will not truncate a legal process.
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