Rapper ASAP Rocky charged with assault

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Sweden repudiated an angry outburst from US President Donald Trump after prosecutors charged US rapper A$AP Rocky with assault, saying the Swedish judicial system is independent of political interference.

Mayers has said he is innocent and that the men provoked him and his two companions who have also been charged with assault.

Suneson recommended that the Stockholm District Court set aside three days for the trial, which could start next Tuesday.

Trump appears to be referencing a pair of videos that appear to be taken before the fight and posted to the rapper's Instagram account on July 2 that show A$AP Rocky and three companions being followed by two other men, with one of the men swinging his headphones at the rapper's bodyguard.

"Together they have handed out blows and kicks against a lying person", prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in the statement Thursday after charges were filed against ASAP.

Suneson said in his statement on Thursday that he had studied the circulating videos, and reminded the public that he had access to a greater breadth of information than what was available on the internet.

"There's been a lot of support from a lot of different people, and Rakim Mayers is of course very thankful for everybody that has reached out", Jovicic said.

The case has drawn the attention of fellow recording artists and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Videos of the incident, which happened on June 30, show several altercations between Mayers's entourage and two men.

It looks like having a Canadian popstar as a huge fan didn't really get A$AP Rocky anywhere in the legal world.

Swedish authorities, however, have said that they will not be affected by worldwide pressure.

When Rocky was first arrested there were two alleged victims in the case.

"This is not justice and this particular instance sheds light on how men of color, particularly black and brown men, are often detained, targeted and incarcerated despite their innocence, including in European countries", said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) at a press conference earlier this month.

Mayers says: "We don't want to fight you ... We don't know these guys and we didn't want trouble, they followed us for 4 blocks, and they were slapping girls butts who passed, give me a break".

Meanwhile, celebs like Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and more stars have voiced their support for the jailed singer. "They trynna arrest me out here now, SMH".

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