ASAP Rocky faces another week in custody amid Stockholm fight probe

ASAP Rocky faces another week in custody amid Stockholm fight probe

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ASAP Rocky was arrested in Stockholm, Sweden
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US rapper ASAP Rocky has been remanded in custody for another week by a Swedish court to allow police to finish investigating a fight on June 30 in Stockholm.

Stockholm’s District Court accepted the request from prosecutor Daniel Suneson’s to hold ASAP Rocky — the stage name of Rakim Mayers — until Thursday July 25.

Mayer is being held for suspected assault.

Earlier, Mr Suneson said police “have worked intensively” with the preliminary investigation but needed more time to complete their probe.

Once the investigation is complete, the prosecution will decide whether to formally charge the rapper.

On July 5, Mayers, who was in Sweden to perform at a music festival, and his bodyguards were ordered to be held for two weeks after being detained two days earlier.

Videos published on social media show a person being violently thrown on to the ground by Mayers. It was not clear who else was involved.

“This was a self-defence situation,” his defence lawyer Slobodan Jovicic told reporters. Asked how ASAP Rocky felt about it, Mr Jovicic replied this was “a very bad experience”.

 

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