On Friday, a Swedish court ruled that A$AP Rocky, whose given name is Rakim Mayers, poses a flight risk following his arrest for an alleged assault. For the next two weeks, the rapper will be detained in a Stockholm detention center while authorities conduct an investigation into the incident, in which Rocky and his companions got into an altercation with two men on the street on Sunday.
“So a few drug addicts are not my fans. We don’t know these guys and we didn’t want trouble,” the rapper wrote under one of the two Instagram videos he posted of the scuffle. “They followed us for 4 blocks and they were slapping girls butts who passed. Give me a break.” Under the other, Rocky wrote, “Hits Security in face with headphones then follow us.” According to the New York Times, a video clip published by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet allegedly shows the rapper hurling one of the men to the ground.
Rocky’s lawyer, Henrik Olsson Lilja, told the Times, “He of course is very disappointed and this is a catastrophe for his tour.” The rapper’s lawyer says he acted in self-defense, and plans to appeal the Friday ruling. Rocky had been scheduled to perform at London’s Wireless Festival on Sunday.
By: Dammy Eneli