A$AP Rocky has testified in Swedish court following his arrest for aggravated assault. He told the court during the trial that the altercation “was really scary” given that he wasn’t from Sweden.
The 30-year-old rapper was arrested and has been in Swedish custody since July 2 after a street brawl involving his friends and a 19-year-old man named Mustafa Jafari.
“Things got a little weird. We thought that the behavior of these guys was strange, it got a bit scary,” A$AP Rocky told the court, CNN reports. Rocky noted that he believed Jafari and his friends were under the influence of drugs at the time.
“After a while, my security guard started pushing him (victim) away, begging him to leave, go from there,” A$AP Rocky said, according to the news outlet, the Associated Press. “Me and my crew told them that, listen, don’t go where we are going, go the other way, we don’t want any trouble.”
In his testimony, A$AP Rocky alleged that Jafari and his friend continued to follow him and his entourage as they tried to walk away from the altercation.
“At this point we are really scared. I saw my security guard being cut, bleeding. We didn’t know what to expect with these strangers — I’m not from Sweden, so it was really scary,” the rapper said.
“I wanted to go straight to the hotel for safety. I didn’t want this to happen,” he added.
“I have spent a month in Sweden. This is my fifth or sixth time here. I have seen the most beautiful architecture. And the not so nice things,” USA Today reporter Kim Hjelmgaard reported Rocky saying.
“What I want is justice. I want my name to be cleared. Justice for all of us,” he added.