A$AP Rocky to take centre stage at Sweden concert four months after serving jail time in the country
A$AP Rocky will be taking the stage at the Ericsson Globe on Wednesday, December 11, for a special headlining concert. This comes after an outcry of support for the rapper from Swedish fans!
Musician A$AP Rocky has been in the headlines for rather controversial reasons. Earlier this year, the rapper was given a suspended sentence after being convicted of assault, followed by a hefty fine. He served around three weeks at a Swedish detention centre before being put behind bars. A couple of members of his entourage were also convicted of assault by the court.US President Donald Trump spoke up for the artist’s release multiple times. Ahead of the final verdict and before his exit from imprisonment, A$AP Rocky also opened up about the case where he said that he is "not guilty" and thanked his fans for their support. Four months on and he is back with a bang, all ready for his first big live gig.
A$AP Rocky and two of his companions – performers Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers – were accused of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari during a street fight on June 30 in Stockholm, where the rapper was visiting as part of the European leg of his tour. The Goldie hit maker served over three weeks in jail, following which he was convicted on assault charges. He is now set to return to entertainment with a concert in Sweden on December 11.
"A$AP Rocky will be taking the stage at the Ericsson Globe on Wednesday, December 11, for a special headlining concert. After an outcry of support from his Swedish fans he will return to Stockholm to deliver a triumphant show for all his supporters. Additional Swedish artists to be announced soon," read an official statement to Variety. Tickets go on sale online on November 12 and the rapper has decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from the concert to a local charity in Sweden, known as FARR – the Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups. Grab your tickets now, fans of the American rock star!