A$AP Rocky Arrested In Sweden For Street Fight
American rapper, A$AP Rocky is facing very serious charges after he was arrested in Sweden for a street fight.
According to multiple reports, the rapper was arrested despite video footage showing that he and his team were not the aggressors.
A report by the celebrity gossip site, TMZ says that law enforcement in Stockholm arrested A$AP on suspicion of aggravated assault after the rapper and his team got into the brawl last weekend.
It is learned that the fight started because the man was hounding Rocky and his team over a pair of headphones he claimed they had broken. However, a nearly 3-minute long video showed the man had actually broken his headphones when he smashed them on the head of A$AP’s bodyguard. On camera, Rocky is seen playing peacemaker as he tried to calm the situation despite the man taking the first shot.
The fight appeared to have started several minutes later when the man continued to hound Rocky and his team plus a woman claimed the man had groped her butt.
TMZ reports that Rocky voluntarily went to the police on Tuesday night for questioning and was immediately taken into custody. We’re told cops are holding him on restricted visitation and will only allow him to speak with an appointed attorney. According to the reports Stockholm cops can hold Rocky for up to three days while prosecutors determine whether to charge him. If he is charged, he is looking at the possibility of up to six years in a Swedish prison.
It is also gathered that three other people were arrested, two on suspicion of aggravated assault and one for suspicion of assault.
Interestingly, it is learned that it is standard practice for the U.S. Embassy to be immediately alerted when an American is arrested but that never happened instead, police are refusing to let the U.S. Embassy rep meet with Rocky or his team.
The situation has reportedly gotten so severe, it has been taken up with the Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C. to avoid what has quickly become a breach of Rocky’s human rights.