New York rapper A$AP Rocky is making a mighty return to Sweden. The hip-hop veteran has announced plans to travel back overseas months after landing behind bars in an assault case.
Barring any changes, Rocky will perform in Stockholm for a December show.
“After tremendous support from the Swedish fans, he returns to Stockholm for a long-awaited gig for all his supporters,” said the organizer, LiveNation, in a statement on Friday. The rapper will play the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on December 11th. Part of the proceeds will go to the Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups (FARR), a non-profit organization working to strengthen the right of asylum. (The Local SE)
In September, Rocky’s Swedish attorney suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Henrik Olssen Lilja was shot in the head and chest and reportedly called the police himself, with emergency services responding at 8:59 local time, Swedish newspaper Expressen reported. He was taken to hospital in an ambulance. A spokeswoman for the Swedish Bar Association confirmed to Forbes that Lilja was the victim of the shooting. (Forbes)
In August, Rocky received a guilty verdict in Stockholm related to his alleged assault.
A$AP Rocky has been convicted of assault in Sweden and given suspended sentence. A$AP Rocky was not present in the Stockholm courtroom. The American rapper had been arrested and jailed following a confrontation with 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari in Stockholm on June 30. He and two companions were held by authorities for several weeks until arguments in their assault trial wrapped up Aug. 2, at which point they were released pending the verdict. (Variety)
In early August, footage emerged of A$AP Rocky hanging out at Kanye West‘s weekly Sunday Service event in California following a publicized release from a Sweden jail.
The rapper, who was released this weekend after spending a month in Swedish custody, was spotted attending the Sunday Service event organized by West and put on each week in California. Video clips shared to social media show A$AP Rocky, 30, chatting and laughing with A$AP Ferg, 30, and West’s sister-in-law Kendall Jenner, 23, to whom he was briefly romantically linked in 2017. (PEOPLE)