A$AP Rocky charged with assault by Swedish prosecutors

Rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault by local prosecutors for his role in a street fight in Stockholm earlier this month.

According to the New York Times, prosecutor Daniel Suneson said the rapper was charged with “assault causing actual bodily harm, having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defense and provocation.”

Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, and the other two suspects, whom prosecutors described as members of his entourage but did not identify, will remain in custody until trial.

Swedish proscutors previously told TheWrap the entertainer — who was in Stockholm to perform at a mutic festival — was arrested on July 3 on suspicion of aggravated assault after a street fight that broke out between two local men and members of his entourage on June 30.

Rocky’s defense attorney Slobodan Jovicic did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but he told the Times, “Rakim Mayers feels that he acted in self-defense, he is claiming that he is innocent, and in that perspective he of course is very sad.”

Rocky’s trial is set to start Tuesday and will likely take two days, the Times reported. The assault charges carry a maximum penalty of two years behind bars.

The rapper’s arrest has prompted calls of support back in the U.S. Celebrities, like Rocky’s A$AP Mob crew and Kim Kardashian, have advocated for his release, as have politicians like New York’s Rep. Adriano Espaillat and even President Donald Trump.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 27: A$AP Rocky performs at Le Zenith on June 27, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 22: ASAP Rocky is seen wearing batik tshirt outside Loewe during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 on June 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 22: ASAP Rocky is seen wearing batik tshirt outside Loewe during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 on June 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - JUNE 15: Rapper A$AP Rocky performs on stage during Breakout Festival 2019 at PNE Amphitheatre on June 15, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 28: Rakim Mayers, aka A$AP Rocky, attends Gucci Cruise 2020 at Musei Capitolini on May 28, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/ Getty Images for Gucci)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 12: A$AP Rocky performs in concert at Park Avenue Armory on May 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - APRIL 13: A$AP Rocky performs at the MARQUEE Singapore grand opening celebration on April 13, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for MARQUEE Singapore)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: ASAP Rocky attends the CASA LOEWE New Bond Street opening on April 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: ASAP Rocky, Josh Rubin and Gorden Wagener attend Featured Session: Using Design "Differently" to Make a Difference during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Austin Convention Center on March 11, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: ASAP Rocky speaks onstage at Featured Session: Using Design "Differently" to Make a Difference during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Austin Convention Center on March 11, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 11: Rapper, actor and creative director A$AP Rocky is interviewed live on stage during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 11, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jim Bennett/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 28: A$AP Rocky attends "La Nuit" by Sofitel Party with CR Fashion Book at Pavillon Cambon during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on February 28, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
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