A$AP Rocky will play a show in Sweden pretty soon, which normally wouldn’t be a big deal, more than likely. But since he’s been through a major ordeal there, it could be considered a risky move.
Rocky was arrested and jailed on July 3 after having a fight on the streets of Stockholm with a group of men. He was later charged with assault, and his case was talked about in both political and entertainment circles. Because both rappers as well as politicians called for his release.
Some of those politicians included people from the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Adriano Espaillat, who represents New York’s 13th Congressional District, which includes Rocky’s Harlem neighborhood. Plus, after being contacted by Kanye West, Donald Trump tried to get the A$AP Mob member freed.
So why go back to Sweden? Some might ask.
According to a rep for Live Nation, it’s to support his fans there. Plus, a portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit called Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups.
“After tremendous support from the Swedish fans, he returns to Stockholm for a long-awaited gig for all his supporters,” the Live Nation rep said Friday in a statement.
The Swedish prosecutor who worked Rocky’s case also commented on his upcoming show. “He can return to Sweden for his gig and won’t be arrested unless he commits another crime,” the prosecutor stated.
The concert will take place on Dec. 11 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, and tickets will go on sale Nov. 12.