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After being released from Swedish prison on August 2, 2019 for an assault charge, rapper A$AP Rocky will return back to Sweden. He will be returning to Stockholm, Sweden on December 11 for a concert at the Ericsson Globe. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to an immigrant rights organization, FARR, the Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups.
This summer, Rocky was arrested and charged for a street brawl in Sweden. He was placed in solitary confinement with no visitation or phone call privileges due to him being a “flight risk.” His arrest was known nationwide and even caught the attention of Donald Trump. Rocky was found guilty but did not have to serve time. Instead he had to pay the suspect, Mustafa Jafari’s damages.
According to a video by TMZ, Rocky said "When I was locked up, all those fans showing me support on television. I would wake up and see it. They don’t want us to go back. They want us to be scared to go over there. I think it's brave what I’m doing.” Along with his concert in Sweden, A$AP has also designed a new wardrobe for the Kronobergshäktet prison where he was held. Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, has confirmed that A$AP Rocky has reached out to the prison to arrange the donation. Though he has presented his wardrobe designs to the prison detention manager, it still has not been approved.
Stay tuned for more details.