The A$AP Rocky case has gripped much of the news cycle this week as the rapper's court proceedings were underway.
Prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in his closing comments that he was seeking a six-month sentence for the rapper, who himself had said earlier Friday that community service would be a proper punishment.
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Late last month, President Donald Trump spoke out in support of the rapper at the behest of First Lady Melania Trump, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West, Politico reported.
O'Brien's letter also asked for a humanitarian release from prison to a "supervised detention in a local Stockholm hotel pending final disposition of the case" - a request rendered moot by today's ruling. It is unclear whether he will leave the country while awaiting the verdict. Everyone from rap star Drake to Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator have reacted to buzz about A$AP Rocky getting released from a Sweden jail.
Rakim Athelaston Mayers alias A$AP Rocky (rear) and his defence lawyer Slobodan Jovicic (front) in the district court in Stockholm, Sweden. During the court hearings, one witness changed her testimony from the initial police report to say she did not see the rapper hitting a man with a bottle.
Also Read: A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault by Swedish Prosecutors Rocky and two associates, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were accused of assault for their role in a street brawl in Stockholm. "I couldn't help but assume that these guys were under the influence of some type of drug", he said. She said she heard the bottle being crushed, though she couldn't say whether Mayers' entourage threw the bottle to the ground or hit Jafari with it.