The Curious Case of A$AP Rocky

"Five months after his release from detention in a Swedish jail, A$AP Rocky returned to Stockholm to perform Wednesday. It’s a surprise comeback for the Grammy-nominated rapper, who was jailed for nearly 30 days this summer after his arrest on suspicion of assault.

The case made international headlines, and A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, became a cause célèbre, with congressmen, high-profile stars and even President Donald Trump calling for his release. The case trained an unprecedented level of scrutiny on the criminal justice system of a country normally lauded for its progressive ideals."


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