A$AP Rocky has been ordered to be held for two weeks following his arrest in Sweden while police investigate claims he and his entourage assaulted a man.
Footage emerged earlier this week of the rapper and members of his team apparently pushing a man to the floor on the street. A$AP, who is due to play more shows across Europe this week, has posted his own footage of the confrontation on his Instagram page, which sees one of the men involved hitting the rapper’s bodyguard with a pair of headphones.
On Friday (July 5), the rapper was ordered to be held for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigated the case. According to Billboard, prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said after a hearing at Stockholm District Court that Rocky would be held on a lesser assault charge than the lawyer had originally demanded.
Defence lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja added that Rocky and his team planned to appeal the ruling. “They were attacked and he made use of self-defence,” he said.
Rocky looks set to miss out on upcoming shows at London’s Wireless Festival (July 7), Moscow’s Green Theatre (July 10), Germany’s Splash Festival (July 12), Ukraine’s Atlas Weekend Festival (July 13), Dour Festival in Berlin (July 14), Milan’s Carroponte (July 17) and Barcelona’s Sónar Festival (July 19).
“SO A FEW DRUG ADDICTS ARE NOT MY FANS,” Rocky wrote as a caption in his first Instagram video of the confrontation.
“WE DONT KNOW THESE GUYS AND WE DIDNT WANT TROUBLE , THEY FOLLOWED US FOR 4 BLOCKS , AND THEY WERE SLAPPING GIRLS BUTTS WHO PASSED , GIVE ME A BREAK”
“HITS SECURITY IN FACE WITH HEADPHONES THEN FOLLOW US,” he then posted in a second video.
Footage posted by TMZ appears to show A$AP’s group picking up one of the men and tossing him to the floor.
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