ASAP Rocky back in US amid Swedish assault case

Rapper accused of beating 19-year-old outside fast food restaurant in Stockholm with two others

The Stockholm district court said US rapper A$AP Rocky should be released from custody, pending the verdict of an assault trial that has garnered global attention and stirred fan outrage. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

Rapper ASAP Rocky is back in the United States as the verdict in a Swedish assault case against him and two other Americans looms.

Local TV stations reported that the American artist was among a group of people shown emerging from a private plane at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday night.

A private jet carrying the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, left Stockholm Arlanda Airport on Friday.

The Stockholm district court released ASAP Rocky, David Rispers Jr and Bladimir Corniel until August 14th, when a verdict is expected.


They are accused of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari on June 30th outside a fast food restaurant in Stockholm.

The rapper pleaded not guilty, saying he acted in self-defence. He had been jailed since his July 3rd arrest. – AP