STOCKHOLM (PM) — A Swedish judge said U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky and his two associates aren’t required to remain in custody while anticipating the Aug. 14 verdict in a case over assault charges in Sweden.
A defense lawyer authenticated that the three men were freed to leave Sweden but declined to comment whether they would.
As the trial proceedings, which have garnered international attention and increased anxieties between the United States and Sweden, came to a conclusion, Rocky’s mother wept while he calmed her.
If pronounced guilty, all three men face up to two years in prison. Swedish police arrested the 30-year-old rapper and two of his associates, Bladimir Emilio Corniel and David Tyrone Rispers, in early July on allegations of violent assault after a June 30 street fight with a 19-year-old man, Mustafa Jafari. Rocky pleaded not guilty ahead of his trial.
Donald Trump, for some reason, comments on the news of A$AP Rocky’s release.