ASAP Rocky Announces First Show in Sweden Since Assault Conviction

Lawrence Kim
November 8, 2019

A$AP Rocky will perform in Sweden next month, returning to the country for the first time since he spent a month behind bars for assault. "After tremendous support from the Swedish fans, he returns to Stockholm for a long-awaited gig for all his supporters", said Live Nation in a statement today regarding Rocky's upcoming performance in Sweden.

The rapper will play the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on December 11th.

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was convicted of assault for a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. Flacko Jodye was caught on camera tossing a fan on the sidewalk and, after a month-long stay in bad jail conditions, he was found guilty and given the chance to return home.

Part of the brawl was captured in a video, published by USA celebrity news outlet TMZ, where the rapper can be seen throwing a young man to the ground and aiming several punches at him while he is down.

An online petition called #JusticeForRocky garnered more than 640,000 signatures.

Supporters were urged to boycott Swedish brands such as Ikea.

President Donald Trump had weighed in to support the Grammy-nominated recording artist.

United States special presidential envoy for hostage affairs Robert C O'Brien, who attended the trial, told reporters: "The president felt they shouldn't have been detained, they were stalked".

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