After pleading not guilty earlier this week, Rocky stated in his testimony that he, and the two members of his entourage also standing trial, had acted in self-defense.
Setting the scene, Rocky said that he and his bodyguard were sitting on a bench and trying to hire electric scooters when alleged victim Mustafa Jafari approached his group. He stated that his bodyguard asked Jafari to leave repeatedly before the confrontation took place. He added that his security guard is not a violent person, but as it is his job to protect Rocky at all costs, he was following protocol.
Listen to Rocky’s statement in his own words via the video below.
After being held in jail for nearly a month, A$AP Rocky‘s court case in Stockholm, Sweden is nearing a close. The rapper will, however, have to wait a bit longer to find out the verdict in the case of the alleged assault that was first reported by Swedish press on June 30. He has been released from custody while he awaits the judges ruling, which will be announced August 14. Take a look through our live feed direct from the courtroom for updates as they happened.