He may have been behind bars in Sweden, but A$AP Rocky wants it known that he has nothing against the Swedish people.
Performing for the first time since his release from jail over assault charges stemming from an altercation in Stockholm, the rapper was performing at the 92.3 Real Street Festival in Anaheim, California when the crowd broke out in a “f*** Sweden” chant. A$AP Rocky did not acknowledge the chants but instead came to the defense of the Swedish people.
“Everybody listen. I know y’all were praying for me, I’m going to need y’all to continue praying for me, you know what I’m saying?” he asked the crowd. “Hopefully with God’s will, I’m not guilty and s***. I get the verdict on Wednesday so I need y’all to keep praying for me. Hopefully, we don’t need to go back to jail or nothing crazy like that.”
The rapper expressed his gratitude to the people of Sweden, adding that he had no ill will towards the country around the “unfortunate event.”
“I don’t got nothing against Swedish people because there was Swedish people rioting outside the police office, they were protesting outside of the jails, there were Swedish people in jails writing me holding it down,” he said, continuing, “You know this is an unfortunate event and I’m just trying to stay blessed. You know what I’m saying? I hope that I’m not guilty, pray for your boy, man.”