A$AP Rocky says race is not a factor in his jail detainment

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky has indicated that he does not believe that race is playing a role in his prolonged detainment in a Swedish jail for the past three weeks for alleged assault, TMZ reveals.

A$AP has spent nearly the entire month of July 2019 in Stockholm after a video showed the rapper and his crew pummeling a pesty fan. Another video, however, also clearly shows Rocky’s repeated efforts to avoid violence by trying to persuade the two men, who were following them for about four blocks, to walk away.

When one the two men hit A$AP’s bodyguard with a set of headphones, the beatdown of the man commenced. It must be noted that A$AP Rocky has yet to be charged while he languishes in a putrid prison. It must also be noted that the fan who threw the headphones that hit the bodyguard has not been arrested.

This circumstance is in direct contrast to the treatment of White rapper G-Eazy, who was convicted of assault in 2018 when he punched a bouncer in the face and snorted cocaine through a dollar bill. He was detained for only 36 hours in Sweden, given a $9,000 fine and then allowed to return to the United States.

A$AP Rocky’s current stance comes just days after the U.S. State Department and Donald Trump contacted the Swedish government to plea for A$AP’s release. Trump even guaranteed bail if the prime minister of Sweden allowed A$AP out and be allowed to return to court if he was indicted on assault.

Prosecutors, as TMZ reports, are prepared to indict A$AP on the charge of assault. He faces up to six years in prison if he is convicted.

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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