The prosecutor in Sweden has demanded six months in prison against A $ AP Rocky for assaulting a 19-year-old man on the streets of Stockholm. The rapper can await his punishment in freedom.
The rapper's lawyer advocated community service, but the prosecutor finds this not practical and says that this would be too light a punishment given the nature of the violence. The prosecutor demands six months in prison after making a comparison with similar cases, according to Expressen .
On Friday evening, at the end of the third session, it became clear that A $ AP Rocky can await the verdict in freedom. The judge will decide on his fate on 14 August.
"I want to thank my friends, family and everyone else who supported me in this difficult time," wrote the rapper after the session on Instagram. "I have had a very difficult time."
Rapper himself shared images of the incident
A $ AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Sweden in early July after video footage showed that he hit and kicked a man. The incident took place on June 30 in Stockholm. The rapper was in custody for a month.
Images that the 30-year-old rapper himself shared on social media show how he tried to appease an argument. Two men had been running after Mayers and his entourage for some time, even though the group had asked the men to stop.
Allegedly, one of the men broke a pair of headphones on the back of a rapper security guard, after which it ended in a fight. Images of the fight were shared on social media. It showed how the group hit one of the men.
See also: A $ AP Rocky indicted for assault: What has happened so far?
Trump gets involved in the case
US President Donald Trump recently spoke with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to negotiate the release of A $ AP Rocky. However, the Swedish authorities then decided that the rapper should await the trial in captivity. Trump expressed his dissatisfaction through Twitter and decided to send an envoy from his government to Sweden to mediate.
According to TMZ , Trump later demanded again from the Swedish authorities that the rapper and his entourage be transferred to a hotel. That request was rejected, stating that no other country has ever made a similar request.
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