UPDATE: ASAP ROCKY PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ASSAULT IN SWEDEN

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ASAP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to assault in Stockholm.

The US rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, is on trial accused of assaulting a 19-year-old Afghan refugee in the Swedish capital a month ago.

Two members of the 30-year-old’s entourage are also on trial and have pleaded not guilty.

ASAP Rocky and the two other suspects, who’ve been held in prison after a fight that took place on June 30, claim they were acting in self-defence.

The trial – which is in its first day – was delayed starting due to the massive media and fan interest in the case.

There were issues getting in and out of the court and some fans had to be turned away from the public gallery as it quickly filled up.

The prosecution are going through a detailed 522-page preliminary report, which contains extensive photographs of injuries the alleged victim suffered.

The alleged victim, who is not being named by media, has claimed damages of roughly £12,000.

They allege that ASAP Rocky used a weapon – claiming the injuries are consistent with the use of a bottle or a similar blunt object.