A$AP Rocky to testify on 2nd day of Sweden assault trial

FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prosecutors in Sweden are dropping the investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been behind bars since early this month as police investigate the fight in Stockholm.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky is set to testify on the second day of a trial in Sweden, where he is accused of assault in an alleged street fight.

The trial has created a stir in U.S.-Swedish diplomatic relations after President Donald Trump weighed in on the case in support of the Grammy-nominated recording artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers.

Mayers, who has been in custody since July 3, arrived at the Stockholm District Court Thursday wearing an all-green inmates’ outfit. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

He is accused along with two others of beating a 19-year-old man in Stockholm on June 30.

The alleged victim is also set to testify.

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Trump has sent the U.S. special presidential envoy for hostage affairs to Sweden to monitor the court proceedings.