(CNN) — A Swedish prosecutor has asked for a six-month prison sentence for American rapper A$AP Rocky over an alleged assault in Stockholm in June.
A$AP Rocky has pleaded not guilty and claimed he and his two associates were defending themselves in the street brawl.READ MORE: Amazon Scammers Stole Over $27M From Consumers In A Year
But prosecutor Daniel Suneson told the Stockholm District Court on Friday he has proven the accused were not defending themselves and therefore cannot claim self-defense.
“The three should be convicted of assault according to my description of events,” Suneson said, adding that the sentence for such crimes ranges between six to 10 months in jail.
The three suspects told the court they would accept community service if they had to. However, Suneson said that was not an option.READ MORE: Volvo Adds 195,000 Vehicles To Recall For Dangerous Air Bags
The 30-year-old artist — whose real name is Rakim Mayers — has been in custody since July 3.
His case has fueled a diplomatic quarrel after repeated interventions from US President Donald Trump’s administration. Trump publicly demanded the rapper’s release, even raising the issue with the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
A$AP Rocky was cross-examined by prosecutors on Thursday, the second day of the trial. The questioning was monitored from the courtroom by Trump’s hostage negotiator.MORE NEWS: McLaren Will Pay $5M, Not $20M, In Flint Water Settlement
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