The lawyer for American rapper A$AP Rocky said his client had been waiting a “long time” to give testimony in his assault trial in a Stockholm court. Slobodan Jovicic spoke to reporters after day two of the trial.
He said it’s a day that Rocky has been waiting for a long time, where he could sit in front of the court and present his version of what happened. Jovicic said from day one Rocky went to the police station after the incident had happened to sort the situation out and explain what happened. “But another turn of events occurred and he’s been thrown into this roller coaster with everything that has passed.So, finally he’s here, and finally he had his day in court and I know he’s very glad and thankful for that,” said Jovicic.
Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has remained in jail since he along with two other men, believed to be members of his entourage, were accused of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari in Stockholm on June 30. Mayer’s lawyer Slobodan Jovicic told journalists on Thursday that compensation for Jafari would “only be on the table” if his client were freed.
Jovicic said there were a “million ways” Rocky could have dealt with it but the only regret he had was that the two boys wouldn’t leave them alone. He also said after the judge had heard the two versions of the story, he was very clear in his mind which story was in line with the “real-world version.”
Jafari’s lawyer Magnus Stromberg said his client was “optimistic” about the ongoing trial. The rapper, who pleaded not guilty at the start of the trial in Stockholm District Court on Tuesday, if found guilty could face up to two years in prison.