Charged with assault in Sweeden, A$AP Rocky took the stand to testify in court today. During his testimony, the Grammy nominee was asked to detail the events leading up to the altercation with the plaintiff, Mustafa Jafari.
Rocky told the court, “We didn’t want to provoke these guys, we just wanted to get away from them.” Later, he added, “We didn’t know where we were, we just wanted to get away.”
“We didn’t want to provoke these guys, we just wanted to get away from them … We didn’t want no problems … Jafari was persistent: ‘Come on, come on,’” he said #ASAPRocky
— Kim Hjelmgaard (@khjelmgaard) August 1, 2019
As details of the alleged assault have become public, Rocky and his associates were accused of attacking Jafari with broken glass. During his testimony, the Harlem musician was asked to address that aspect of the incident. According to reports from journalist Maddy Savage, Rocky told law enforcement that he picked up the bottles, but no one with him used the bottles in retaliation.
Further reports indicate that Rocky grabbed the bottles to avoid Jafari using them against him. He also referenced previous incidents in which he and his security had been attacked.
#ASAPRocky's trial was supposed to finish tomorrow, but as cross-examination of the plaintiff continues, the judge says the proceedings may now last until next week. @CBSNews #Stockholm #Sweden #ASAPRockyTrial
— Roxana Saberi (@roxanasaberi) August 1, 2019
Rocky will remain in custody as the trial continues. Additional testimony from Jafari and Rocky’s associates are expected. Initial reports suggested that a verdict would be reached by Friday. CBS News foreign news correspondent, Roxana Saberi, reported earlier today that the trial could extend into next week.
More details will be reported as they become available.