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Rapper, ASAP Rocky has finally been charged to court with assault with the aim of causing actual bodily harm in Sweden and will remain in custody until a trial takes place, according to prosecutors.

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The rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm in early July after he was captured on video fighting with someone.

His team has since claimed he had acted in self-defence against men who were following his group. The two men arrested with him have also been charged with assault. A date has not yet been set for trial.

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”.

“It is worth noting that I have had access to a greater amount of material than that which has previously been available on the internet,” said Daniel Suneson of the City Public Prosecution Office.

The rapper’s incarceration in Sweden has attracted the attention of US President Donald Trump, who said he’d spoken to the Swedish Prime Minister after requests to intervene from Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West.

His efforts so far, however, have proven abortive.

By Damilola Faustino

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