Tag: Sweden

A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault in Swedish Court

A$AP Rocky attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Clarence Avant on February 9, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images for NARAS) A Swedish court has come to a decision: A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault, the Washington Post has confirmed. The 30-year-old rapper, born […]

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‘Need Y’all to Keep Praying for Me’: A$AP Rocky Hits the Concert Stage for the 1st Time Since His Release From a Swedish Prison

A$AP Rocky performing in Atlanta, Jan. 23, 2019 Photo: Robb Cohen (Invision/AP) A$AP Rocky hit the ground running and hit the concert stage about a week after returning to the States following a monthlong stint in a Swedish jail—and can we just say that he is thankful AF? “I’m so happy to be here right now. […]

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Fresh Outta Swedish Jail, A$AP Rocky Hits Up Kanye West’s Sunday Service

Photo: Christopher Jue (Getty Images for MARQUEE Singapore) A$AP Rocky had cause for praise this past Sunday. (I know, I know, the more devout amongst us would say every day there’s cause to praise the Lord, but nevertheless!) The 30-year-old rapper, born Rakim Mayers, seemed in high spirits after arriving stateside this weekend, after spending more […]

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Report: The U.S. Government Warned Sweden Of ‘Negative Consequences’ If ASAP Rocky Wasn’t Released From Prison

Getty Image A recent development in ASAP Rocky’s high profile case came Friday when a judge ruled the rapper was allowed to leave prison and travel while awaiting an official verdict. Rocky landed safely in LA Friday night. Many applauded the judge for forgoing prosecutors’ wishes, but a new report from the New York Times […]

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U.S. Told Sweden Keeping ASAP Rocky in Prison Could Cause ‘Negative Consequences’

The United States government sent a letter to Sweden warning of “negative consequences” in the relationship between the countries if Sweden did not release the rap artist ASAP Rocky from prison. The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, went on trial for assault this week along with two other men, David Rispers and Bladimir […]

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A$AP Rocky Released From Custody, Could Be Home ASAP as He Awaits Verdict

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for Diamond Ball) A$AP Rocky could be coming home. ABC News reports that the “Fuckin’ Problems” rapper and his co-defendants, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, have been released from custody as they await the verdict on assault charges in Sweden. On Friday, the judge announced that Rocky will be sentenced […]

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A$AP Rocky on Trial in Sweden Says He Begged Accuser to Leave Him Alone

Happier days: A$AP Rocky performing in Singapore in April 2019Photo: Christopher Jue (Getty Images for Marquee Singapore) A$AP Rocky testified Thursday during his trial in a Swedish courtroom that he begged the man he and his entourage are accused of assaulting to leave them alone prior to the altercation that has the rapper facing an assault […]

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Hostage Affairs Envoy Takes On an Unlikely Case: ASAP Rocky

It started with a cordial phone call to the Swedish prime minister. It escalated into a series of tweets that expressed disappointment, first with the prime minister, then with Sweden itself. Now President Trump’s bid to rescue a rap star, ASAP Rocky, who is being held in a Stockholm jail, has spiraled into a situation […]

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QOTD: Alternative History of Avoiding Disastrous Consequences?

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What We Know as ASAP Rocky’s Trial Begins

As the rapper ASAP Rocky’s trial on an assault charge started on Tuesday in Stockholm, the case has already billowed into a scandal of international proportions: Accusations of racism and human rights abuses have been leveled against Sweden’s justice system, and President Trump has taken to Twitter to criticize Sweden’s prime minister. It has been […]

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A$AP Rocky’s Assault Trial Has Begun in Sweden

A$AP Rocky performs in concert on May 12, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Noam Galai (Getty Images) The high profile Swedish trial involving A$AP Rocky (born Rakim Mayers) is underway. The trial for the 30-year-old rapper and two other men (apparently from his entourage) began Tuesday, ABC News reports. A$AP and his crew are […]

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ASAP Rocky Reportedly Listed His Nickname As ‘Pretty Motherf*cker’ In Swedish Police Documents

Getty Image ASAP Rocky has spent over three weeks behind bars in Sweden, but he’s still holding onto his sense of humor. Swedish authorities have released official police documents detailing the rapper’s high profile case, and he has reportedly listed his nickname as “pretty motherf*cker.” Rocky faced prosecutors for the first time last Thursday and […]

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The $60 Gadget That’s Changing Electronic Music

Derrick Estrada, an electronic musician who performs under the stage name Baseck, had just showered and was nursing a cup of yerba mate in the back room of the Los Angeles home that a musician friend dubbed the “synth flophouse.” It was 10 a.m. on a recent Thursday; very early, he explained, for a house […]

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A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault in Sweden

Rakim Mayers, aka A$AP Rocky, arrives at the Gucci Cruise 2020 on May 28, 2019 in Rome, Italy. Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto (Getty Images for Gucci) A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, has been charged in connection with the June confrontation in Stockholm, Sweden. According to CNN, prosecutors charged the 30-year-old rapper with assault. Two other […]

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Man Seen on Video Being Asked to ‘Leave’ A$AP Rocky Alone Is Set Free As Rapper Continues Stay in a Swedish Jail

Photo: Steven Lawton (Getty) As A$AP Rocky remains held in a Swedish jail waiting to find out if he will be charged with a crime, freedom has come to one person connected to the case—one of the men the rapper charges came at him, forcing him to defend himself. According to the Los Angeles Times, […]

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A Shipwreck, 500 Years Old, Appears on the Baltic Seabed

For 500 years, the Baltic Sea held in its depths a tall ship of the Renaissance era. Around the time the ship sank, Columbus was discovering the New World. His fleet vanished long ago. But the Renaissance vessel suddenly reappeared recently, remarkably well preserved in the icy Baltic waters. The first hint of its existence […]

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ASAP Rocky Won’t Get Special Treatment, Swedish Prime Minister Says

The Swedish prime minister, Stefan Lofven, told President Trump in a phone call on Saturday that the rapper ASAP Rocky, who has been detained in Sweden on an assault charge, will not get any special treatment, according to a statement from the Swedish government. Mr. Trump had sought Rocky’s release after being pressed by American […]

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