Why Sweden won’t let A$AP Rocky out of jail (videos)

A$AP Rocky in Stockholm, Sweden, prior to the fight and arrest. (Photo: [email protected])

Officials in Stockholm have decided to keep rapper A$AP Rocky in “detainment” because prosecutors are fearful he will flee the country before they can complete their investigation on suspicion of assault, The Blast reports.

A$AP, 30, was arrested on July 3 after being involved in a street brawl following his performance at a festival in Stockholm. A$AP claims the men following his entourage hit his bodyguard with headphones, precipitating the beatdown of the men.

Born in Harlem as Rakim Mayers, A$AP is reportedly being held for another two weeks while the Swedish Prosecution Office completes its probe because “there is danger of escape and there is a risk that they can, on their own, destroy the investigation,” The Blast reports. Officials know that A$AP was scheduled to headline the Wireless Festival in London on Saturday, July 6.

The assault charges against the A$AP’s bodyguard were dropped and he was released on Wednesday, July 3.

A$AP’s camp released two videos on Instagram of what they believe is proof that they did not instigate the street brawl. The video shows two men following A$AP’s camp and A$AP’s people pleading with them to walk in another direction.


Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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