In July of 2019, rapper A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, was dealing with assault costs in Sweden. There have been reviews that the Trump administration helped along with his launch, however in response to the rapper, the previous president made issues “somewhat worse.”
The brand new documentary Stockholm Syndrome, directed by The Architects, covers his 2019 assault trial and the time he spent in a Swedish jail. In response to Rolling Stone, Rocky stated within the movie, which premiered June 13 on the Tribeca Film Festival, that Kanye West allegedly knowledgeable Trump of his incarceration. Nevertheless, Rocky stated he felt “scared that Trump was going to f**okay it up.”
He additionally added, “However then however, I’m similar to, ‘That’s what’s up, man.’ You need essentially the most help you could possibly and it’s like, ‘Oh, the president helps you.’ That felt good. Trigger for essentially the most half, I don’t suppose he ever is aware of what’s happening within the city communities … I used to be grateful for that, I can’t lie. I used to be additionally scared that it will jeopardize me being in [jail] longer.”
Though the Trump Administration appeared to take credit score for his launch, Rocky denies this with out going into additional element about how Trump nearly messed him up saying, “In actuality, I had no drawback saying thanks to the person, particularly if he helped me.That’s the narrative they pushin’: That he received me out. And he didn’t free me. If something, he made it somewhat worse.”
On July 30, 2019, Rocky pleaded not responsible to the assault costs Swedish prosecutors levied in opposition to him. Whereas on the stand, he shared his model of the occasions that led as much as the incident. He testified that he and his entourage have been strolling round and had stopped close to a quick meals restaurant to obtain an app. Rocky additional defined that he and his staff have been considering they might take a look at electrical scooters to trip round Stockholm, and that’s when a pair of males approached them.
Rocky acknowledged that he noticed the 2 males come as much as them however he didn’t pay shut consideration to what transpired. He claims that he simply heard his safety turning the 2 away when certainly one of his bodyguards picked up one man, Mustafa Jafari, by his neck and shoved him away, as proven within the movies that surfaced, in response to TMZ.
Rocky stated that he did every little thing he might to diffuse the state of affairs and keep away from battle, however Jafari instigated a struggle along with his bodyguard.
By August 2, 2019, A$AP Rocky was released from the Swedish prison and he returned to the US. On August 14, 2019, The Washington Post reported Rocky was discovered responsible of assault by a Swedish courtroom however confronted no jail time.
Swedish prosecutors, nonetheless, have denied that Trump ever contacted them on behalf of A$AP Rocky.