The Sweden prime minister isn’t scared of a little presidential smoke. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has addressed disses fired at his country over A$AP Rocky‘s publicized incarceration.
This week, Löfven responded to President Donald Trump‘s dicey Thursday tweets and explained how the government isn’t involved in Rocky’s legal proceedings.
Mikael Lindstrom, a spokesman for Lofven, responded to Mr. Trump by emphasizing the independence of the Swedish judicial system. “In Sweden everyone is equal before the law,” Lindstrom said. “The Government is not allowed, and will not attempt, to influence the legal proceedings, which are now ongoing.” (CBS News)
Trump initially went to Twitter Thursday and didn’t hold back on letting loose on the Sweden prime minister.
According to reports, a Swedish prosecutor has charged Rocky with assault related to a Stockholm incident.
The 30-year-old — whose real name is Rakim Mayers — has been in custody since July 3, following a confrontation in the Swedish capital on June 30. The rapper’s lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, has maintained he was defending himself after being assaulted and that his client is innocent. “We think it was self-defense, but the prosecutor has chosen to go with the injured party’s version,” Jovicic said, adding that his client is “very disappointed” that the prosecutor has “chosen to go with the other party’s version” of events. (CNN)
A$AP Mob’s A$AP Ferg went to Instagram Wednesday and spoke on Rocky’s behalf in light of all the support he’s received since getting locked up.