The bizarre A$AP Rocky vs Sweden situation has gone too far

Jul 30, 2019 by

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Who knows, maybe A$AP Rocky will be invited to host next weeks popular radio show “SOMMARPRAT i P1” #jokes
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A$AP on the walls of Stockholm’s airport Arlanda #jokes
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This has been a rough month for America’s allies. There was that whole dustup over the British ambassador. And now the US is in a feud with … Sweden.

 

It all begins with American rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been in custody in Sweden since July 5 after he was accused of assault following a fight in Stockholm in June. He can’t be let on out bail because Swedish courts don’t use a bail system, and he’s been detained because he’s seen as having the resources to be a flight risk.

 

President Donald Trump has personally tried to intervene on A$AP Rocky’s behalf with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, largely at the urging of celebrities including Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West.

 

But Sweden has basically told Trump: “No can do, rule of law.”

 

A$AP Rocky (whose real name is Rakim Mayers) was formally charged with assault, along with two other suspects believed to be members of his entourage.

A$AP Rocky has defended himself, saying the men he’s accused of attacking were bothering him and harassing others, including sexually harassing some women, and they acted out of self-defence.

 

Swedish prosecutors dismissed these claims of self-defence, and A$AP Rocky is expected to be held in jail until his trial, which is expected to start Tuesday, July 30.

But Trump doesn’t appear satisfied with these developments, as he made clear on Twitter.

 

“Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States,” Trump tweeted. “I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! #FreeRocky.”

 

He even commented on the situation on a recent press conference. Even his wife Melania got to say a few words on the case…

 

 

If not sentenced and found guilty, Sweden might have to make up for the $2mill he potentially lost due to the cancellation of his tour in Europe. That would come from the taxpayer’s money, and probably not so popular amongst the Swedish people.

 

Hundreds of articles, #FreeRocky posts and funny memes are spread online, while graffiti and actual attempts to storm the Swedish Embassy in the US is just making this situation more bizarre every day…Trial continues…

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Swedish festival “Smash X Stadion”, the festival that A$AP was playing on the night of his arrest puts up posters around Stockholm City to support the rapper.