A$AP Rocky Released from Swedish Jail Pending Assault Verdict

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A$AP Rocky and two other suspects have reportedly been released from jail in Sweden until a verdict is expected in the assault case on Aug. 14.

The highly publicized trial wrapped Friday with Swedish prosecutors asking the court to convict the 30 year-old American rapper and consider imposing at least a six-month jail sentence.

Apparently, one of the first things the rapper did after he was released was write an Instagram post thanking his supporters (below).

In closing arguments, the prosecutors said that the case involved too much violence to support A$AP Rocky’s argument of self-defense during a confrontation with 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari in Stockholm on June 30. Prosecutors allege that the musician and two companions “deliberately, together and in agreement” hit and kicked Jafari, including with a bottle.

However, the rapper’s lawyer said in closing remarks that nothing was premeditated or coordinated about the confrontation. He also referred to footage showing A$AP Rocky standing on the alleged victim’s arm and said it wasn’t the same as kicking.

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