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A$AP Rocky, finally released on Friday, 02 – 08 -2019 and arrived home on the US soil for the first time since his incarceration in July 3rd. It’s obvious that it became a diplomatic battle between US and Sweden. This is as the US President Donald Trump, personally stepped into the matter by engaging the Swedish Prime Minister on telephonic conversation as to the type of treatment any US citizen should be given and called for immediate release of the rapper for him to “come home to his family” .
In exclusive latest documents or letters exchanged by the US Government and Swedish Authorities, the US Ambassador to Sweden categorically demanded release of A$AP Rocky and his crew members arrested with him warning of “Negative Consequences” in the relationship between Sweden and US.
A$AP Rocky, whose given name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested along with David Rispers Jr. and Bladimir Corniel on July 2 and charged with assault amid accusations that they beat 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari in central Stockholm on June 30 . ASAP Rocky pleaded not guilty and claimed he acted in self-defense. During the three-day trial, a key witness changed her testimony and said she didn’t see the rapper hit Jafari with a bottle, although she did claim she saw him assaulting Jafari.
SWEDISH JUDGE RELEASED A$AP Rocky AND CREW MEMBERS
The judge released ASAP Rocky, along with Rispers and Corniel, from custody while awaiting a verdict and sentencing expected on Aug. 14. A few hours later they landed in Los Angeles on a private jet. After he was released, ASAP Rocky wrote an Instagram post in which he thanked his “fans, friends and anyone across the globe who supported me during these last few weeks,” which he characterized as a “very difficult and humbling experience.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP CELEBRATES A$AP ROCKY’S RELEASE IN TWEET
President Donald Trump celebrated the news in a tweet:
“It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!” The involvement of a top diplomat whose job usually involves freeing hostages in countries without a properly functioning judicial system illustrates just how much interest Trump took in the case over the past few weeks.
The president got involved after Kim Kardashian West appealed for his help following a suggestion from her rapper husband Kanye West. That led Trump to speak directly to the Swedish prime minister about the case, and Rocky’s lawyers “had a direct line to Jared Kushner,” according to the New York Times.