A$AP Rocky Reportedly Being Held In “Horrific” & “Inhumane” Conditions While Detained in Sweden

Rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested last week in Stockholm, Sweden following a street brawl that he was allegedly involved in, Pitchfork reports.

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A video shared by TMZ shows the rapper and three men attacking two other men.

Rocky’s lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja has said his client’s actions were in self-defence.

Rocky later shared two videos on Instagram, alleging that two young men had been following him prior to the incident.

The men appear to claim that Rocky’s group broke their headphones.

“I’M INNOCENT,” Rocky wrote in the comments.



Following the release of the footage, police arrived at Stockholm’s Smash Festival where the rapper was performing and arrested him backstage.

He is now being held for two weeks while law enforcement investigate the attack and decide whether or not to charge him with assault. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison.

TMZ reports that there is a treaty called the Vienna Convention for Consular Relations, which both Sweden and the United States signed, which states that when a foreigner like Rocky is arrested, he has the right to an immediate visit from an official from the U.S. Consulate.

Rocky reportedly requested a meeting with someone from the American Consulate but when the agent arrived at the prison, he was not allowed to meet with the rapper. The U.S. official reportedly believes he was denied access because Swedish officials did not want him to see the living conditions within the facility.