U.S. warned Sweden of 'negative consequences' if ASAP Rocky wasn't released

The U.S. government warned Sweden of “negative consequences” as it advocated for rapper ASAP Rocky during his trial for assault charges in Stockholm this week, according to a pair of letters released by the Swedish Prosecution Authority.

Rocky was released from jail on Friday pending the verdict, with President Donald Trump celebrating the news on Twitter. “It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!” Trump said.

The rapper landed back on U.S. soil Saturday, leaving behind him the looming verdict in an episode that has led to unexpected tension between the U.S. and its European ally.

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