A$AP Rocky enters not guilty plea as trial begins in Sweden | USA TODAY

A$AP Rocky enters not guilty plea as trial begins in Sweden | USA TODAY

American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men believed to be members of his entourage went on trial Tuesday in Sweden in a high-profile legal case that has caught the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump and celebrities.

Swedish prosecutors allege that the Grammy-nominated rapper and the two other suspects “deliberately, together and in agreement” attacked the alleged victim, Mustafa Jafari, in central Stockholm on June 30.

Prosecutors alleged in more than 500 pages of court documents that the three suspects beat and kicked Jafari while he was on the ground and that he was hit by parts of or a whole bottle.

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  1. Games Cubes

    Somebody can walk up to you and say whatever they want to say to you and follow you around if you’re not on your personal property when you go and attack that person you were no longer the “victim”

  2. MrVader282

    We don't teach respect anymore, as long as you have money, you don't need to respect other people, just pay them off. We resort to violence as quick a you blink your eye, American's violence is on display around the world.

  3. Derrek Trematore

    Everyone please calm down… ASAP is barely 135 lbs without that sweatshirt on. Just because he stomped out a kid with three other guys does not make him tough… he is guilty, and by the word of the law, non physical provocation is not a reasonable self defense claim. If you are proud of ASAP, there is a solid chance you are a dickless pussy as well.

  4. jack n'off x

    Who's this brilliant ameerica citizen who went to a foreign country and got in innocent trouble?..and why is the president of the United states involved with it? Doesn't he has more important matters to attend 🤔..like tweeter and being racist on live television for all the world to see how low our contry has fallen?

  5. Mike K Grimm

    Sweden at its finest : Supporting Nazi tactics since they held a parade for em instead of fighting em. Been here 3 years and will say this country is more communist than countries which had dictatorships and the law is a joke !!!! You can be indefinitely detained, no bail no chance to defend yourself freely. Its a communist state that wont admit what they are. Sweden shoulda let em go, this only supports beliefs people have of Swedes being cold, heartless, racist and mentally inferior to other EU members.

  6. hollywood life

    The swediah govt and stockholm should be brought to trial as well for failing to protect travelers and tourists from afghani thugs uthat keep on getting released from jail from crimes. The instigator got 30 days probation for doing this same type of shit. If anything an international Lawsuit should be brought against stockholm

  7. Dimmez

    Translation
    Jovicic_…Made up or I would like to say that I woke up and left the bed and then I got the idea that it was a good thing to say. Instead, of course, something that has repeatedly been recurring when one reads in the preliminary investigation report that that’s the impression that he has given.

    Question from male audience: [Editor’s note: Cant make out, sounds like] Do you think this has been investigated throughout?

    Jovicic: One…he not even taken into consideration, left any form of test, so there it has not been investigated at all.

    Question from female audience: [Editor’s note: Cant make out, sounds like] .. do you know what

    Jovicic: No I don’t have a clue. He was taken by the police on Tuesday evening and he has no clue what has happened with his possession after that.

    Question from female 2 audience: You [mentioned] that you had a theory in the court on how these injuries came about – can you elaborate?

    Jovicic: Yes… what I can say is, to begin, we have, so to say, injuries. And if one were to read the forensic medical certificate in detail then it could be two injuries that in fact are rather small, that have been sustained on the hand, no I mean arms. The doctor, what one has to understand law practice is one discipline where you engage in law text. While now we are operating in another scientific field, that we law practitioners are not educated in. This means that we invite a forensic medicine expert. According to his opinion is that he cannot determine how these injuries have come about. Potentially they have occurred due to cuts due to glass, then whether these [cuts] have occurred due being cut by glass or if someone has brought glass with them on a foot or something and stomped with the glass, or if the glass has been lying on the ground – that he cannot determine. But also, as I have previously proposed his statement can only be taken as far as to say that this is one of the many potential alternatives, there can be other alternatives as well. And what we proved with our example were that one has wandered through glass. It looks like Rakim might have stepped on glass and that sole of the foot is apparently on this arm that is injuried. I don’t know how this injury has occurred, but I can see this explanation as one of the alternatives. And by that, there is definitely not a description of the events that occurred that is in agreement with the story the plaintiff claimed today.

    Question from female audience 3: : [Editor’s note: Cant make out]

    Jovicic: This is how it is, I am a defense lawyer that is to represent in a criminal court case. Our focus is there. I have repeated multiple times that my client is thankful for everyone that engaged themselves in his wellbeing. And that’s where we stand. There are a lot of questions that I receive from you here today on that theme but I have to plead to you that I don’t want to make this into a political issue. I have a mission that that is very focused on the defence. I am trying to do my best. That’s what I can answer.

    Question from female audience 4: : [Editor’s note: Cant make out]

    Jovicic: He is grateful for everyone that engaged themselves.

    Question from female audience 4: : [Editor’s note: Cant make out] you have previously said that there has been showed that blood trails from […] on the plaintiffs shirt.

    Jovicic: No, I can elaborate. Regretfully I think that you have misunderstood what I have said. What this was about, was the bodyguard has left a blood trail, on one of the “tilltalad” shirts [Ed.note: don’t know who he is refereeing to]. What we want to have said about that, is there apparently have been injured after the incident that occured first on Kungsgatan.

    End 3:55

  8. Melisha Musicproduction

    If someone would pay attention to the probable outcome it is a fact that ASAP will be free no matter if he is quilty or not in regards of this particular crime. I think you should rather focus on the thousands of wrongful convicted people sitting decades or for life in American prisons, without possibility of retrials. At least in sweden you get a good chance of a fair trial and fair outcome. And Trump just used this case in a incredible inappropriate way to turn it into politics, probably to gain votes. No politicians can influence the justice system in Sweden, this is to prevent corruption or giving benefits.
    The fact that the prosecutor has 3 additional videos, two from surveillance cameras, apart from the ones internet has seen should raise some eyebrows? Or the cuts and damages the 19 year old suffered or the fact that the 19 year old has a totally different story to what happened? Be more sceptic internet….

  9. david freeburn

    THIS HIGHLIGHTS JUST HOW DANGEROUS SWEDEN HAS BECOME TO VISIT SINCE IT'S HIGH LEVEL OF MIDDLE EASTERN MIGRATION. NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE A HIGH CHANCE OF BEING ATTACKED BY HIGHLY AGGRESSIVE MIGRANTS ,IF YOU DEFEND YOURSELF SWEDEN WITH PUNISH YOU…

    SOUNDS LIKE SHARIA LAW TO ME WHERE THE RAPE VICTIM IS MURDERED FOR BEING RAPED!

    SWEDEN IS NOW KNOWN AS THE RAPE CAPITAL OF EUROPE!!!.I GUESS YOU CAN ADD THE MUSLIM "NO GO ZONE" CAPITAL TO THAT LIST TOO NOW.

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