Apparently, video surveillance cameras were rolling at a Swedish establishment capturing A$ap Rocky’s bodyguard engaged in a confrontation with the alleged assault victim Mustafa Jafari.
According to TMZ, the bodyguard clearly chokes Jafari, lifts him off the ground and throws him down the street in the video. Although the bodyguard hasn’t been charged in the ongoing case, the clip pokes a hole in the prosecution’s argument.
The new piece of evidence makes things confusing as the footage was taken before Jafari attempted to punch the bodyguard and hit him with his headphones. With Jafari not being charged with anything and if the timing of the video stands as true the bodyguard would be considered the aggressor.
Despite all the confusion A$ap Rocky was given this morning (8/1/19) the chance to prove his innocence with his testimony. Rocky would begin by making an emotional plea to the judge.
“I have spent a month in Sweden. This is my 5th or 6th time here. I have seen the most beautiful architecture. And the not-so-nice things … what I want is justice. I want my name to be cleared. Justice for all of us.”
The Harlem native has made it clear he only wants justice and not compensation for his time lost, that by the way by Swedish law the rapper could be paid millions for the time he’s spent locked up.
The prosecution has argued that evidence shows Rocky and his associates did not act in self-defense when the assault began they allege the rapper used a bottle to attack the plaintiff.
Prosecutors have also said A$ap and his associates edited a video of the brawl the rapper posted on his Instagram account to make it appear as though the rapper’s group were the victims rather than the instigators.
Investigators also found the glass fragment of a bottle on Rocky’s sweater. Rocky said Thursday that he and his associates had picked up bottles to prevent the plaintiff from using them.
If convicted, Rocky could face up to two years in jail, check out the full rundown of today’s developments via. TMZ below.