The Harlem rapper was arrested on July 3, 2019, on suspicion of assault after a video emerged showing him throwing a “pest” to the ground, who “kept following,” him.
The footage – published in the US – was filmed in Stockholm and shows the Harlem star, The Sun UK writes, “grabbing the man and tossing him several feet onto the street,” but that cannot be seen in the video.
The Sun UK continues, “The star’s pals and minders are then seen kicking and punching the “victim” as he struggles to stagger back to his feet outside a burger bar on Sunday night.” And “They then walkway with the man left lying in the gutter,” again known of this is seen in the video.
According to reports in Sweden, cops have spoken to the man who was left with cuts on both his arms.
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The 30-year-old rapper A$AP – whose real name is Rakim Mayers – was arrested for assault on Wednesday at 1 a.m. (Tuesday 7 p.m. EST), along with three others, the authority added in a statement on its website.
According to CBS News, under Swedish law, the Harlem native and three other suspects can be held for as many as three days before appearing before a judge.
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The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Stockholm Prosecutor Office would only reveal that a request had been submitted for Rocky’s arrest, who was in town for the two-day festival Smash x Stadion at Kadetten Festival in Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday, according to the festival’s website.
If charged, Rocky faces up to six years in a Swedish prison.
Mayers is currently in police custody, and will be seen by a judge within three days, the Swedish Prosecution Authority’s press officer said.
“They had the intention to leave the country quite soon and if they leave the country there could be a risk that we would not be able to get them convicted if they had done this crime,” prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson told The Independent.
A representative for Mayers did not immediately respond to Harlem World Magazine’s request for comment.