The verdict in A$AP Rocky’s Sweden assault trial will be announced on Wednesday — but the rapper won’t have to be in court to hear it.
The Harlem-born musician, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage were accused of beating a teenager bloody during a Stockholm street brawl on June 30.
The Grammy-nominee pleaded not guilty and said he acted in self-defense.
The three co-defendants were released from custody earlier this month, and Rocky, 30, flew home to the US soon after. He won’t have to be present for the ruling.
Prosecutors want the “Praise the Lord” rapper and his two co-defendants to spend six months in jail for the beatdown.
But his being released from jail and allowed to go home indicates a possible acquittal or light sentence.
His case has attracted the attention of President Trump, who unsuccessfully tried to intervene, as well as stars like Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West and Justin Bieber.
On Sunday, Rocky performed for the first time since his release at the Real Street Festival in California.
“Hopefully we won’t have to go back to jail or nothing like that, that would be crazy,” he told the audience.
“It was an unfortunate event and I’m just trying to stay blessed.”
With Post Wires