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A$AP Rocky performed inside a cage on his return to Sweden

Watch highlights from Rocky’s first Stockholm gig since his arrest in June.

December 12, 2019
A$AP Rocky performed inside a cage on his return to Sweden JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images

A$AP Rocky made his return to Sweden on Wednesday night, playing his first show in the Scandinavian country since spending a month inside a Stockholm jail this summer on assault charges. Rocky used his time inside as inspiration for the staging, with a huge prison-style cage erected inside the Ericsson Globe arena for the rapper to perform on top of and inside.

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Rocky announced plans for his return to the country last month and pledged to donate proceeds to FARR, a network of refugee support groups based in Sweden. He was supported by local Swedish artists Jireel, Z.E and Dree Low on the night.


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The rapper was handed a two-year suspended sentence on August 14 after being found guilty of assault. He was arrested following an altercation in the city prior to a festival appearance. Rocky's case attracted international attention. Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West lobbied President Donald Trump to intervene — Trump subsequently sent off a series of tweets and ordered the country's Presidential envoy for hostage affairs to oversee Rocky's trial.

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A$AP Rocky performed inside a cage on his return to Sweden