ASAP Rocky has thanked fans and supporters after being released from custody in Sweden following his arrest for an alleged assault last month.
Rocky had been in custody in Sweden since July 3 after being arrested on suspicion of assault following an alleged fight between his entourage and another man.
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THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THESE LAST FEW WEEKS I CANT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR ALL OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE I WANT TO THANK THE COURT FOR ALLOWING ME BLADI AND THOTO TO RETURN TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF THE LOVE AND SUPPORT
Prosecutors alleged that Rocky and his associates beat and kicked Jafari and hit him with a bottle.
Rocky’s lawyers disputed those claims, stating that the fight was in self-defense and that no bottle involved.
Swedish prosecutors asked for a six-month sentence for Rocky and also asked that the rapper remain in jail due to his status as a flight risk.
Rocky has now been released and has been given permission to leave the country while awaiting the final verdict in his case, which is expected to be announced August 14.
Following his release, Rocky issued a statement via his Instagram.
“THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS AND ANYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THESE LAST FEW WEEKS,” he wrote. “I CANT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR ALL OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE.”
By Damilola Faustino
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