RAPPER ASAP ROCKY CHARGED WITH ASSAULT IN SWEDEN

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ASAP Rocky has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm in Sweden and will remain in custody until a trial takes place.

The rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm in early July. The two men arrested with him have also been charged with assault.

His arrest followed a fight that was captured on video, with ASAP claiming he had acted in self-defence against men who were following his group.

The trial is due to start on July 30.

The Swedish prosecutor in charge says he decided a crime had been committed – despite claims of self-defence and provocation – after “studying the videos made available to the inquiry”.

He added that the alleged victim’s statement was supported by witness statements.

Assault causing actual bodily harm carries a maximum prison sentence of two years in Sweden.

ASAP Rocky has been held in custody since July 3 following an alleged assault which took place on June 30.