- A$AP Rocky appeared in court Thursday to testify about his alleged involvement in a street fight.
- The rapper was charged with assault and has been detained for a month.
A day after the Swedish court released a surveillance video of A$AP Rocky’s bodyguard choking 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari, A$AP appeared in court to testify about his alleged involvement in the street fight.
In early July, A$AP posted about an incident that went down on his most recent trip to Sweden. He shared videos that showed him and his friends being followed by Jafari, who he claimed was harassing them. In other videos that were floating around the internet, a group of men tossed Jafari to the ground and beat him up. Earlier this week, Jafari denied he harassed A$AP and said that what his bodyguard did was wrong.
And earlier today, A$AP, who pleaded not guilty to assault charges, finally took the stand during his trial and testified before the court. He said, “Things got a little weird. We thought that the behavior of these guys was strange, it got a bit scary,” referencing how he previously called Jafari and his friend drug addicts.
A$AP added that even though he begged Jafari and his friend not to follow him, they did anyway. He explained:
“After a while, my security guard started pushing him [victim] away, begging him to leave, go from there....At this point, we are really scared. I saw my security guard being cut, bleeding. We didn’t know what to expect with these strangers—I’m not from Sweden, so it was really scary.”
And when it came time to talk about his desired outcome for the case, A$AP said he just wants to be free and doesn’t even want to be compensated for lost wages. “I can make that money back,” he added. “What I want is justice and I want my name to be cleared and justice for all of us.”
The judge is expected to reach a verdict tomorrow.
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