Tuesday 20 August 2019

Rapper ASAP Rocky charged with assault

The rapper is a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist.

Rapper ASAP Rocky has been charged with assault (PA)
Rapper ASAP Rocky has been charged with assault (PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

Rapper ASAP Rocky has been charged with assault in connection with a fight in Stockholm last month.

Swedish prosecutor Daniel Suneson said he filed charges against the rapper and two others “having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defence and provocation”.

The case has drawn the attention of fellow recording artists and US President Donald Trump.

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ASAP Rocky has been charged with assault (PA)

The rapper is a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers.

He has been in custody since July 3 as authorities investigate a fight he was allegedly involved in on June 30 before appearing at a music festival.

The three suspects will remain in custody until trial.

The Stockholm District Court will set a date for the proceedings.

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