Trump Doesn't Understand How A$AP Rocky's Swedish Assault Trial Works

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The Latest: Trump gleeful as Sweden frees rapper for 2 weeks

Imprisoned rapper A$AP Rocky will temporarily return home to the United States while awaiting the outcome of his court case in Sweden later this month.

A$AP Rocky's European tour has always been cancelled because of the rapper's extended detention in a Swedish prison.

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his entourage were involved in a fight on June 30th with two men in Sweden.

A Swedish court has ruled that American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other USA suspects can be freed from detention until August 14, when the verdict on their June 30 assault case will be announced.

Though initial reports were unclear if A$AP Rocky would be able to leave the country, Trump proudly announced on Twitter that the rapper is now "on his way home".

We've been tracking the rapper's arrest and incarceration for quite some time now, but this week, Swedish prosecutors made their big move and argued Rocky ought to be locked up for at least six months.

Trump then stepped in and urged Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to help, which was met with a staunch reminder that legal proceedings would remain independent.

Speaking in English, Williams said he didn't understand what language Jafari was speaking. "And now, I'm looking at him like, 'Yo, what's wrong with you?' I'm looking at him and saw that his eyes were really glossy, like he's on something".

Mayers was detained following a brawl in downtown Stockholm on June 30. After deliberation, the judge ruled that the defendants be released from the Stockholm jail where they have been held since their arrest on July 2. Besides A$AP Rocky's bodyguard, the other witnesses questioned Friday included a friend of Jafari's who was with him the day of the alleged assault.

The prosecution had argued that after an argument, Mayers threw Jafari to the ground, after which he and two of his entourage kicked and punched the teenager.

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