A$AP Rocky Arrested in Sweden After Street Fight TMZ has reported that rapper A$AP Rocky and his crew were involved in a brawl with two other men in Stockholm, Sweden. Sweden’s Prosecution Authority has stated that A$AP was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault along with three other individuals. The group reportedly got into an argument that turned physical, prompting police to get involved. A video of the incident shows A$AP throwing one of the men to the ground and punching him. A$AP has responde

Sweden detains rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

Prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said Friday after the hearing at the Stockholm District Court that A$AP Rocky — the stage name of Rakim Mayers — was to be held on a lesser assault charge than he initially had demanded.

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"They were attacked and he made use of self-defense," said defense lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja, adding they would appeal the ruling.

The rapper was involved in the fight Sunday before appearing at a music festival in Sweden. It was not clear who else was involved in the incident. Videos published on social media, show a person being violently thrown onto the ground by A$AP Rocky. He and others punched and kicked the person on the ground.

Police took him in Wednesday, and A$AP Rocky had to cancel performances in Norway and Poland. Sweden's TT news agency confirmed the rapper's world tour has been paused.

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