A$AP Rocky‘s lawyers have responded to claims that the rapper is being held in “inhumane conditions” in a Swedish detention center.
The rapper – real name Rakim Mayers – has been held since last week, when he was arrested in Stockholm. He was then ordered to be held for two weeks following the arrest while police investigate claims he and his entourage assaulted a man.
Reports then emerged that he was said to being held in “inhumane conditions”, which his attorney now refutes.
In comments spotted by The Fader and given to Swedish publication SVT Nyheter, attorney Henrik Olsson Lilja gave her assessment of the conditions under which he was being held.
She says in the article, translated via Google that although Rocky has experienced conditions as “very simple”, and has noticed the smell of “urine in the cell in the arrest.” the current holding conditions are seeing Rocky “treated and treated properly.”
Also translated via Google, extra insight from the lawyer in the SVT Nyheter article is given below.
“He has lacked appetite at the beginning when he was arrested but tries to eat to the best of his ability. He was to receive a visit from American staff at an early stage when he was arrested, but understood that staff from the embassy were not allowed to enter. At a later date, some day later, however, he has been visited. If this is a violation of the Vienna Convention, he cannot judge. He does not know any other information in the TMZ article.”
As a result of the arrest, A$AP Rocky has also been forced to cancel his remaining European festival dates for July.
“ASAP Rocky is being detained in a Swedish jail for an unknown period of time for acting in self-defense during an altercation that took place,” his management told organizers of Sonár Festival. “Due to this unfortunate situation, he is forced to cancel his European festival and tour dates in July.”
The cancelled run includes gigs in the Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain.