A$AP Rocky Is Released From Prison, Lands in the U.S. (UPDATE)

The Harlem native is expected back in court later this month when a verdict in his assault case will be announced.

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UPDATE: A$AP Rocky has left Sweden and arrived in the U.S. until the judge delivers a verdict in his assault case, the Associated Press reports. The Harlem star, alongside Bladimir Emilio Corniel and David Tyrone Rispers, are expected back in court on August 14 when a decision on his assault case will be announced.

Footage of the rapper landing safely at LAX on Friday night was captured by ABC.

Rocky took to Instagram to thank his fans for the support. “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,” he wrote as the caption to his post.

Donald Trump tweeted after news of Rocky’s release: “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!”

ORIGINAL STORY: A$AP Rocky has appeared in court on the third and final day addressing his assault charge in Sweden that took place last month. The court heard from Rocky’s bodyguard today, who testified and reiterated a number of points that Rocky had brought up in court yesterday during his cross-examination alongside assault accuser Mustafa Jafari.

The court also heard from the man who was with Jafari when the incident occurred. The witness told the court that he saw Rocky throw his friend and said that he was not under the belief that Rocky and his friends were afraid. After much deliberation, a psychologist was brought into the courtroom who had assessed the man, saying that the witness was afraid, could not sleep at night and lacked concentration as a result of the incident.

Rocky’s bodyguard took to the stand, later on, explaining just as Rocky did that they were out looking at the local architecture. On the day in question, the bodyguard had flipped his A$AP Rocky T-shirt inside-out to avoid drawing attention to the group. The bodyguard addressed the courtroom and told his account — one similar to Rocky’s — of how the accuser was acting, describing his eyes as “glossy.”

He continued to call Jafari “hostile” and recounted the closed-fisted punch that did not land and being assaulted with headphones. He thanked the judge when he finished addressing the court and added that Rocky is a “kindhearted man.”


Rocky, who appeared in a suit today, also told the court that he would do charity volunteer work or to meet with Swedish artists while waiting for the verdict.

The prosecution wrapped up today’s court hearing by insisting that an “excess” of force was used by Rocky’s team of five against the Mustafa Jafari and his friend. They have asked for a sixth-month jail sentence for Rocky and his co-defendants.

In case you missed it, here is the 552-page preliminary investigation from the Prosecution District of Stockholm addressing the Rocky case.

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