Following an incident on June 30 in Stockholm, Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky has officially been charged with assault.
Rocky was then arrested July 2 (and has since been detained) after his performance at the Smash hip-hop festival in the Swedish capital. Initial reports claimed that the rapper and his crew were involved in a brawl with a pair of locals, but the Harlem native quickly presented video clips on his Instagram detailing his and his group’s innocence.
Public prosecutor Daniel Suneson confirmed that they will be pressing charges against the rapper and two other men involved. “I have today commenced criminal proceedings against the three individuals suspected of assault causing actual bodily harm, having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defense and provocation,” he said in a statement.