Tyga Cancels Concert in Sweden to Show Support for ASAP Rocky

Bessie Dean
July 13, 2019

A PETITION demanding rapper ASAP Rocky's release from a Swedish prison has so far attracted almost 300,000 signatures after his team insisted he is being held in "inhumane conditions". While lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja first said there was a smell of "urine in the cell in the arrest", the lawyer later said that Rocky is beeing "treated properly". If that's the case, Sweden may have violated the Vienna Convention for Consular Relations treaty which both the United States and Sweden signed that affords foreigners like A$AP Rocky the right to speak with a U.S. Consulate immediately after being arrested. "He does not know any other information in the TMZ article".

During a 2016 interview with "The Breakfast Club" radio show, Rocky appeared to distance himself from social justice issues and the Black Lives Matter movement as a whole.

According to a comprehensive timeline provide by Pitchfork, Rocky - real name Rakim Mayer, 30 - had been on a European tour when the fight broke out on June 30, with local media blaming the rapper. The "Goldie" rapper's appeal was reportedly denied by the Swedish court, meaning Rocky is likely to stay behind bars until his official court date. This means that the hip hop star will lose about $1 million.

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Meanwhile, Rocky's attorney has since responded to reports that Rocky was living in "inhumane conditions" in one of Sweden's detention centers.

The Swedish police announced last week that the musician's detention has been extended for at least another two weeks and that the suspicion is so serious that he can be detained indefinitely.

Several days ago, a video of A$AP Rocky getting into a street fight in Sweden was published online, showing the rapper tossing one man violently onto the sidewalk before stomping him out. A Swedish Prosecution Officer spokesperson confirmed the arrest with CBS News and said Rocky was being held for suspected "gross assault", but declined to provide any further details. He also accused the two men of sexually assaulting women. Rocky attempted to calmly reason with them but without success.

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