A$AP Rocky’s assault trial is still in progress but that’s not stopping the rapper from hitting the stage to do what he does best: perform.
Rocky played his first show since returning to the United States at the Real Street Festival in Anaheim on Monday night, where he performed some of his hits including cuts off his latest album, Testing. The rapper also brought out special guests Tyler, the Creator, YG and A$AP Ferg on stage.
Before launching into a joint performance of “Earfquake” with Tyler, Rocky took the time to speak about his “scary” yet “humbling” experience in Sweden. “Y’all know how happy I am to be here right now,” he said. “What I experienced was crazy… It was a scary, humbling experience but I’m here right now. God is good.”
“People who ain’t even fuck with me felt sympathy,” Rocky continued. “People was praying for me, that uplifted me when my spirits was low. I can’t thank y’all enough, man, that was crazy. Hip hop never looked so strong together.”
He later added that he had “nothing against Swedish people” and thanked his Swedish fans for their continuous support. Watch a fan-taken shot of his entire Real Street set below:
Rocky—real name Rakim Mayers—was arrested in Sweden in July, following an altercation that took place on the streets of Stockholm. The rapper and two of his associates involved in the brawl have pleaded not guilty to assault, claiming they were acting in “self-defense.”
Their detainment caused a stir in the music community worldwide. It even prompted an attempted intervention by US President Donald Trump, who tried to negotiate the rapper’s release with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
Rocky’s trial will conclude this Thursday when the verdict is revealed. If guilty, the rapper could face up to two years in prison.