A$AP had a chance to get wild for the night at Real Street Festival in Anaheim on Sunday. And given his current legal situation, awaiting a verdict on assault charges in Sweden, he took full advantage of it.
The rapper closed out the second and final night of the festival hosted by REAL 92.3 FM, appearing before a crowd at the Honda Center festival grounds that chanted “F— Sweden!” during Rocky’s his first gig since his release last week from a Swedish jail where he was held for over three weeks.
“I’m so happy to be here right now y’all can’t even understand it,” Rocky (né born Rakim Mayers) told the crowd at the start of his roughly one-hour set. “I’m so happy to be here right now. That was a scary humbling experience but I’m here right now. God is good.”
“People who didn’t even f— with me felt sympathetic for my situation, people was praying for me,” he continued. “That uplifted me when my spirits were low. Can’t thank y’all enough, that was crazy, thank you so much. Hip-hop never looked so strong together, we a big strong community together.”
The New York rapper’s appreciation for the West Coast was in full effect throughout the night as he brought out Tyler the Creator (dressed like a preppy golfer) and a red bandanna-wearing YG as well as A$AP Ferg.