Rakim Mayers, a.k. An A$AP Rocky is back to perform in Sweden after being jailed for several months. He got convicted for a street brawl assault. As per the Live Nation, who is the promoter of the concert, “The rapper will return to Stockholm after tremendous support from the Swedish fans.” The performance of the artist is due on December 11 at Ericsson Globe Arena of Stockholm.
A$AP Rocky was arrested for a street fight On June 30. The authorities made their arrest on July 3, 2019, on a doubt that he was involved in this assault. There was a video that showed that Rocky, along with his teammates, was quarreling with Swedish locals. In this video, Mayers says, “We do not want a fight, and we prefer not to fight at all.” He was trying to calm down the situation and says that he is not doing anything which will show them the road to prison.
The video also shows Mayers bodyguards advising the men to move away. The bodyguards were standing on the other side of the road. At one point, Mayers was also seen pointing towards the cameras. He was trying to warn them that they do not want any trouble. But later in the video Mayers and his friends slams a man to the ground and starts kicking him and beating him up. Rocky, however, says that this was an act of self-defense.
The arrest of Mayers angered a lot of people, including Donald Trump. The President of the United Staes tweets, “Free A$AP Rocky soon.” This tweet was made on 25 July. The president further continues to say that we expect so much from Sweden, but it just does not seem to make any difference. Sweden should seriously start focusing on crimes rather than just arresting innocent men. He started the protest with #FreeRocky.
Donald Trump also called up Stefan Lofven, who was the head administrator of Sweden. Trump then found out that Sweden has an independent legal policy. They require 640,000 marks from Mayer’s fans to get released. Mayers was released on August 2, with decisions still pending.