ASAP Rocky: Swedish jail requests more time to investigate assault

Carla Harmon
July 19, 2019

The prosecution has until July 25 to "complete the investigation", into a brawl that broke out on June 30, which A$AP Rocky is suspected of being involved in.

A ruling is expected later on Friday.

The celebrity news outlet also says prosecutors will continue their investigation before making their final decision about whether to indict Rocky on the assault charge next Thursday.

The president said the White House has been communicating with Sweden and working on the release of the hip-hop star, who will be detained at least until July 25, a judge ruled Friday.

The American rapper has been held since he was arrested on 3 July and accused of assault.

One of his bodyguards was released later in the week.

In Sweden, prosecutors have three days after an arrest to press charges, but a two-week extension for investigation was granted by a judge in this case.

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

In the first video to go public, Rocky could be seen hurling a man across the street. Despite footage showing him attacking the man, Rocky said he acted in self-defense.

In those videos, the young man can be seen arguing with the musician over a pair of headphones. The artist repeatedly asks the man and his friend to stop following them.

A petition calling for his release has also garnered half a million signatures.

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat of NY, where Mayers was born, has also urged his release.

During an Oval Office event honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Trump told reporters that he plans to continue reaching out to "friends of his" in Sweden to lobby for the release of Rocky, also known as Rakim Mayers, who's been in foreign custody since July 2. It is not a fair process, ' the congressman earlier said in a statement to The Associated Press. Something tells us we haven't heard the last of Kim and Kanye on this one...

While speaking to reporters in the White House today, President Donald Trump discussed his plans to help rap star A$AP Rocky with his assault case in Sweden, which the East Harlem artist is now locked up for.

Kardashian West thanked the president and senior members of his administration, saying on Twitter that their "commitment to justice reform is so appreciated".

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