Swedish police have reportedly raided the hotel room of A$AP Rocky‘s manager.
In a new report by Fox News, it is claimed that the authorities in the country where A$AP has been held since his well-publicised arrest earlier this month raided the hotel room of his longtime manager John Ehmann on Friday (July 12).
The story claims that the raid took place around 8am, when Ehmann was issued with a search warrant. It then states that the officers took the manager’s mobile phone, demanding the passcode to review any messages or photos.
“[Ehmann] was completely taken aback,” Fox News were told by a source. “[He] had no idea what this was about. He never saw it coming.”
The manager recently posted a lengthy Instagram post giving his support to the online petition to free A$AP Rocky.
“For a man that has not been proven guilty to go through these conditions, while visiting a country to headline their festival, is troublesome,” he wrote. “To keep Rocky and his colleagues in jail is punishment before due process.
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Friends – We are currently in Stockholm where Rocky is being detained for operating in self-defense following an altercation that occurred on 6/30, when Rocky, his bodyguard and two performers were harassed and physically assaulted by a group of men in the area. The conditions of the facility are horrific and include 24/7 solitary confinement, restriction of amenities for the most basic of human functions, lack of access to life sustaining food as well as unsanitary conditions. Video footage shows the assailants following Rocky, while he pleads to them that he does not want any issues. Rocky volunteered to go to police for questioning. Rocky and his colleagues were arrested on-site. On the day of his arrest, I spoke with the U.S. Embassy Consult who informed me that his request to visit Rocky was rejected by police, which violates article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to which Sweden is a signatory. Since, he has been allowed to visit with a U.S. Embassy Consult and attorney, but only in the presence of Swedish officials. It is troubling and worrisome that the laws are not being applied equally. Sadly, it appears the prosecutor in this case is looking for his own recognition by trying to make a name for himself based on Rocky’s global fame. On Monday, we filed an appeal with the Swedish Supreme Court to have Rocky released from the inhumane conditions and the clear violation of human rights. They rejected the filing, which means Rocky will remain in prison for two weeks. The prosecutor on the case has further communicated that he is working to receive an additional two week extension for a trial to begin in mid – to end of August. For a man that has not been proven guilty to go through these conditions, while visiting a country to headline their festival, is troublesome. To keep Rocky and his colleagues in jail is punishment before due process. Please support us by joining the #JusticeForRocky movement and sign our petition. Link in bio. Thank you for hearing our story and keeping it front of mind. JE
A$AP Rocky was arrested in Sweden last week (July 2) after been accused of assault. He has been ordered to be detained for two weeks while police investigate the claims against him.
In that time, an online petition calling for his release has gained over half a million signatures. Stars including Tyga and Tyler, The Creator have also shown their support, with Tyga cancelling a show in Sweden and Tyler vowing “no more Sweden for me, ever” with regards to future touring plans in the country.