The Dominion Post

Court releases US rapper before trial verdict


Nearly a month after he was arrested in Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky returned to the United States as the verdict in an assault case against him and two other Americans looms. Los Angeles television stations reported the 30-year-old artist was among a group of people shown emerging from a private airplane at Los Angeles Internatio­nal Airport in footage broadcast late Friday night. The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, had flown out of Stockholm Arlanda Airport on Friday, the same day the trio learned they would be released while judges mull a verdict that’s expected August 14. Mayers has made no public comment on whether he would return to Sweden for the verdict.

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