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Rapper A$AP Rocky remains locked up in Sweden, manager says his rights are being violated

Posted: 3:24 PM, Jul 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-09 15:24:22-04
Rapper A$AP Rocky remains locked up in Sweden, manager says his rights are being violated

Rapper A$AP Rocky remained locked up in a Swedish jail Tuesday, nearly a week after he turned himself in on assault charges following a concert.

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested on July 3 on charges of "serious assault," according to Swedish news outlet Expressen.

Earlier that day, A$AP Rocky posted a video to Instagram that showed him asking two men to stop following his crew.

In another video posted to Instagram, A$AP Rocky claimed a member of his crew had been struck by a pair of headphones. Video published by TMZ appears to shows A$AP Rocky throw a man to the ground and kick him.

John Ehmann, A$AP Rocky's manager told Expressen that he feels the rapper's rights are being violated.

Ehmann said he was told by officials at the US Embassy that the embassy was not immediately notified of A$AP Rocky's arrest.

On Monday, the Swedish Supreme Court rejected an appeal that would have set A$AP Rocky free while awaiting trial, according to AFP. The rapper can now be held in jail for two weeks while officials investigate, which can be extended following another hearing.

According to fellow rapper and crew member A$AP Ferg said on Instagram that A$AP Rocky is being held in solitary confinement with no visiting or telephone privileges.

A$AP Rocky has already canceled shows in Norway, Poland, Ireland and the UK. He was also scheduled to perform in Belgium, Germany and Italy before returning to North America at the end of the month.

Tyler, The Creator and ScHoolboy Q, two of A$AP Rocky's frequent collaborators, have said they will no longer perform in Sweden following A$AP Rocky's arrest.