A$AP Rocky's Incarceration In Sweden Forces More Missed Dates
A$AP Rocky. Credit: Chad Cooper.

A$AP Rocky’s Incarceration In Sweden Forces More Missed Dates

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SWEDEN (CelebrityAccess) A$AP Rocky, who has been incarcerated in Sweden after a June 30 altercation on the streets of Stockholm, will be missing more festival appearances in Europe.

The rapper has already had to cancel dates following his performance at Stockholm’s Splash festival but appears to be unavailable for the next two to four weeks, according to a statement from manager John Ehmann.

 

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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

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According to video, A$AP’s entourage was followed by two men. His bodyguard repeatedly tells them to go away and the rapper attempts to defuse the situation but to no avail, with the confrontations finally escalating to a street fight.

 

“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,” Ehmann said on Instagram. “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.”

Festival appearances that could be affected include Kadetten Festival in Norway, Open’er Festival in Poland, Longitude Festival in Ireland and Wireless Festival in London.

Meanwhile, the #JusiceForRocky post has been shared by artists like Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Kris Jenner, Post Malone and Tyler, The Creator.

 

 

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