A$AP Rocky held in Sweden for two weeks on assault charges
A$AP Rocky has been detained in Sweden on account of assault allegations, and will be missing his headlining slot at London’s Wireless Festival as a result. The arrest has also resulted in missing appearances at Poland’s Open’er festival, and Longitude in Ireland.
The rapper was put into custody following his appearance at Smash Festival, where footage had been posted soonafter to his Instagram depicting him throwing a man to the ground and punching him after the man had attacked Rocky’s security guard with a pair of headphones. One of the contentious posts explained they’d been followed by drug addicts who’d sexually harassed women around them, and in the assault footage, his voice could be heard in the background telling the pursuers that they didn’t want any trouble. He’ll be held by authorities for two weeks.
Initially, A$AP had been charged for aggravated assault—but have since lowered the charge to assault. He could face up two six years in prison if the court rules against him.
H/T: FACT Mag
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