A$AP Rocky officially charged with assault 3 years ago

A$AP Rocky officially charged with assault

A$AP Rocky has been officially charged with assault following a street altercation that took place in Stockholm last month.

The 30-year-old rapper has been detained in Swedish custody since 3 July, causing him to miss out on high profile gig commitments including Dublin's Longitude festival.


Last week, US President Donald Trump weighed in on the matter, noting that he had spoken with Kanye West regarding A$AP Rocky's situation and that he would personally be contacting the "very talented" Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lövfen to try and resolve the issue.

Shortly after that "friendly and respectful" phone call took place, Lövfen confirmed that Rocky - real name Rakim Mayers - would receive no special treatment, with a hearing set for the following week.

CNN reports that said hearing has now taken place, and that Mayers has formally been charged with assault.

His lawyer Slobodan Jovicic maintains that Mayers was defending himself upon being assaulted and that his client is innocent.


In addition, two further individuals have been charged for their part in the confrontation.

All three will remain in custody until a trial takes place, the date of which is not currently set.

"It is worth noting that I have had access to a greater amount of material than that which has previously been available on the internet. In addition to video material, the injured party's statements have been supported by witness statements," said Swedish public prosecutor Daniel Suneson.