Robert O’Brien, a presidential envoy used in hostage crises, was spotted in the courtroom in the A$ap Rocky trial. A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault as his trial in Sweden, a month after a street fight that landed him in jail and became a topic of U.S.-Swedish diplomacy.A$ap is accused with two others of beating a 19-year-old man in Stockholm on June 30. Prosecutors played video footage in court that showed A$ap throwing a young man to the ground.
“The president asked me to come here and support these American citizens, I’ll be here until they come home.” O’Brien said.
While it remains unclear exactly what occurred during the altercation, videos posted on Rocky’s Instagram page show two men following the rapper and his entourage as he asks them to go away.
“We don’t want to fight y’all,” Rocky can be heard saying.
Sweden doesn’t let people facing criminal charges out on bail, and A$SAP Rocky stayed behind bars.
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