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A $ AP Rocky back on stage in Sweden after his conviction


A $ AP Rocky back on stage in Sweden after his conviction

Stockholm (AFP)

A $ AP Rocky is back: four months after his conditional sentence for violence during a brawl in Stockholm, the American rapper returns Wednesday on stage in Sweden for a unique concert.

It is scheduled to feature Swedish rappers Jireel, ZE, and Dree Low from 7:30 pm (6:30 pm GMT) at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe, a golf ball gym, the largest spherical building in the world.

"Part of the recipe will be donated to works," said his turner, Live Nation.

For his return to Sweden, A $ AP Rocky proposed to the prison where he had been incarcerated to give a concert to the detainees. The prison administration has declined, invoking security requirements.

From his real name Rakim Mayers, A $ AP Rocky, 31, has only to behave during his stay on Swedish soil because his reprieve could jump in case of recidivism and earn him a return to the prison cell.

Arrested in early July after a brawl on a street in Stockholm on June 30 between him, people around him and a young asylum seeker from Afghanistan, he had carried out a month of pre-trial detention before recovering his freedom after his arrest. trial.

The case had tended relations between the United States and Sweden. Donald Trump had accused Stockholm of despising the fate of black Americans and sent his special correspondent for hostage affairs, Robert O'Brien, to trial.

The Swedish government responded by lecturing the White House tenant on the law, explaining that in Sweden justice was totally independent.

The judgment had been reserved. On August 14, the New York artist, who pleaded self-defense, was sentenced to a suspended sentence of indefinite duration, while the prosecution had required six months firm.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my fans, my friends and all those who have supported me these past weeks (...), it was a very difficult and humiliating experience," he wrote to his release on his Instagram account, before flying on a private jet.

© 2019 AFP

Source: france24

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