A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault in Sweden, faces possible jail sentence

ASAP Rocky dashes out of Kelly Rowland's Halloween party at Poppy

This past weekend, we discussed the A$AP Rocky situation and Donald Trump’s involvement therein. The basic gist is that Rocky and his crew were hanging out in Stockholm and they somehow got involved in what could have been a minor misunderstanding, but it ended up being a major international incident. Rocky and his people likely beat down two men who were pestering them, at least that’s my read on it – like, I still don’t believe that Rocky and his guys acted out of nowhere, they were instigated by the other dudes. But still, an assault took place and Rocky and his guys were the ones who ended up detained in a Stockholm jail while the investigation took place and the prosecutor figured out if Rocky would be charged. While Rocky was being detained, Trump got involved (bizarrely) because Kim Kardashian and Kanye West asked him too. Well, guess what? Trump made it worse and Rocky is being charged.

A$AP Rocky has just been charged with a crime after spending weeks in a Swedish jail … prosecutors just hit him with Assault Causing Actual Bodily Harm stemming from a street brawl in the country’s capital .. and if convicted he could spend 2 years behind bars. The prosecutor said A$AP will continue to be held in jail pending a trial … and the trial date has not been set, although it could be today. A rep for the prosecutor tells TMZ the trial will be held within the next 2 weeks. The prosecutor expects the trial will last 3 days. Two members of Rocky’s crew have also been charged with the same crime and they will also be held pending trial.

The Swedish prosecutor just boasted he had access to more information than people on the internet. He said he’s reviewed video and also talked to witnesses, and determined the claims by Rocky and his 2 crew members of self defense and provocation didn’t hold water, despite the fact the alleged victim is the one who unrelentingly harassed and attacked Rocky and his crew first.

The prosecutor says he also considered the alleged victim’s statement, which he says was supported by witness statements. We’re told the alleged victim admits striking A$AP’s bodyguard with a set of headphones, but only after the bodyguard lifted him off the ground by his neck, so the prosecutor viewed the headphones attack as self defense. BTW, the lifting by the neck is not on video, and interestingly, if the prosecutor really felt the bodyguard was the aggressor he would have been presumably charged … and the bodyguard has already been cleared. The only good news for Rocky … he and his crew will not be charged with Aggravated Assault, a more serious crime which carries a 6-year prison sentence.

The prosecutor tells TMZ … he will NOT recommend the full 2 year sentence if A$AP is convicted. He won’t say what his recommendation will be — he says it depends on how the trial unfolds. As for the trial, he’s recommending it begin next Tuesday, and continue Thursday and Friday. BTW, a panel of 4 judges will hear the case, and at least 3 of them must decide an assault was committed for a conviction. If it’s a tie, the prosecutor can ask for a new trial. If Rocky is convicted, a judge will decide the sentence a week later.

[From TMZ]

Lord, I hope someone in the Swedish music community is pitching in and at least working to find Rocky and his bros a couple of good defense attorneys. I get the whole “when you’re in another country, you have to adhere to the laws of that country,” but as an American, the thought of being indefinitely detained in another country’s jail indefinitely, with no chance at being released on bail or anything, is a f–king nightmare. Imagine how much of a nightmare it is for all of those men, women and children being detained in concentration camps at our border too. Update: I honestly wasn’t saying that the American concentration camps were the same thing, I was just writing that sh-t about Rocky and my mind went to how awful it is for the people in the camps right now. That’s all.

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  1. DiegoInSF says:

    I don’t feel bad for him, sounds like he did it, and their prison system is better than in America.
    Also, remember his thoughts on Ferguson:

    “I don’t wanna talk about no f*****g Ferguson and s**t because I don’t live over there! I live in f******g Soho and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate. I’m in the studio; I’m in these fashion studios; I’m in these b*****s’ drawers. I’m not doing anything outside of that. That’s my life.”

    • KittenHeels says:

      Yup. I hope everyone reads this comment before commenting on this guy.

      • Megan says:

        The fact that ASAP is an a-hole does not excuse the racism he is facing in Sweden.

      • KittenHeels says:

        Megan, what makes you think it’s racism?

        The guys they were fighting with were not white.

        The white rapper who has been saying he was treated differently pleaded guilty, which is why he got out so quickly.

        It’s already been shown ASAP Rocky’s team was lying about the conditions he was kept in.

        He’s in jail and not on bail because Sweden doesn’t have bail.

      • Whitecat says:

        The reason why people are saying it’s racism because G-easy a white rapper, hit a bouncer in the face in sweden… he got charged 2 days after he got arrested (not 3 weeks) and spent no jail time. So… yeah, racism is at works here.

      • Shannon says:

        Hit him in the face? This was a little bit more than just a punch in the face. This was a beat down.

    • Lala11_7 says:


      When the Karma Police comes from you…it can SURE be ugly!

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I don’t necessarily feel bad for him but he is also not being treated fairly. And I think Sweden needs to be called out on their legal double standards.

      As regards his comments on Ferguson? Karma is a great learning tool.

      • KittenHeels says:

        How is he not being treated fairly? His lies about the conditions he’s being kept in probably didn’t help him with the prosecutors either.

      • Curious says:

        Which legal double standards?

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @KittenHeels it’s been pointed out by rapper G-Eazy that he was arrested on the exact same charges as ASAP was in Sweden. Assault and possession. He had gotten into a fight with a security guard and a fan and has 1.5 ounces of cocaine in his possession. He was out if hail the next day and paid a $9,000 fine and restitution to the victim. He stated flat out that he believes it was white privilege that got him off easy.
        ASAP has been in jail for three weeks. The charges against the two men who instigated the fight were all dropped.

      • Patty says:

        He is absolutely being treated fairly. He is being treated just like anyone else in Sweden, citizen or not, would be treated. We are so used to celebrities, the wealthy, and the connected being treated differently in America that it’s just jarring that he is actually being treated like anyone else would.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Patty so you think one American rapper getting off on the same charges with a fine and restitution while another American rapper stays in jail for three weeks on the exact same charges is fair? Because G-Eazy’s fame certainly played a role in him getting off with a slap on the wrist. So yes I would agree with you…if what you were saying was actually the case. It’s clearly not

      • KittenHeels says:

        G Eazy pled guilty. Which is why he was out of jail the next day. “Double standards” issues can’t really apply when there are many differences, including that incredibly essential one.

      • Whitecat says:

        Even if he plead guilty, it still remains that he got charged 2 days after his arrest… while it took ASAP 3 weeks.

      • bros says:

        of all the prison/legal systems I would rather end up in, Sweden’s would be in my top 3, with Norway and Denmark’s being next. People pretending this is unfair somehow is a joke. The Swedes are known for their humane justice system, very good prison conditions, and the scandinavian countries’ collective justice/prison situation is enough of a world leader in how to handle this stuff that other countries send people there to learn from them how they do it. He did something illegal in another country and is now dealing with the consequences. Sweden is not Italy, with a bunch of keystone cops and corrupt judges and a media system owned by a pimp/president or some banana republic. People crying this is unfair is laughable.

    • Tiff says:

      THIS! My favorite part of this whole thing is Drumpf making it worse and pretty much guaranteeing they don’t let him out and move forward with a trial/conviction

    • Rich says:

      Just because he is black doesn’t mean he needs to have an opinion on racial tensions. The annoying thing about being a minority is being expected to speak for all members of your community. You can’t just be a person – albeit an ignorant one. He’s an extremely wealthy celebrity – if he says he can’t relate I get it.

      • WTF says:

        First, his first album came out in 2011 and he didn’t start making any real money until 2015. Ferguson was in 2014.
        Second, Asap’s grew up poor. His dad went to prison for drugs and his brother was killed by a drug dealer.
        So he’s not some wealthy celebrity that can’t relate. He’s a wealthy celebrity that can’t be bothered. Which is his right. It’s also his right to get clowned for it.
        Being socially responsible isn’t a matter of skin color. Although it is particularly galling when the societal injustice is one that you would be subject to but-for-the-grace, and you not only refuse to engage, but have the nerve to be indignant about it.
        I would never wish prison on anyone, and I don’t wish it on Asap. I hope that this episode reminds him – like O.J. you can’t outrun it, no matter how hard you try.

    • Mash says:

      Yea..we in the black community CANT RELATE TO TO HIS DILEMMA …..lmao

      idc idc idc idc

  2. KittenHeels says:

    I don’t feel sorry for him for a second.

  3. Chaine says:

    Wow their justice system moves fast if he could be tried in a few weeks. You know if this happens in the US the celebrity gets some high powered attorney to throw their weight around and investigate out the wazoo and spread lots of PR schmaltz and victim smears, and finally the trial is like a year later.

  4. Valiantly Varnished says:

    This is so clearly racially motivated. White rapper G-Easy was arrested on the EXACT same charges and was out of jail the next day. Even HE has spoken out about how he feels ASAP is being discriminated against. There is really insidious anti-blackness in Sweden and this case highlights it. Im not saying ASAP is innocent – though I do feel the entire thing was instigated- but I do think he should be treated the exact same way as they treat everyone else on these charges. And that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      I do not doubt there’s a racial bias at play here. However, I do disagree with Kaiser’s last sentence insinuating any kind of similarity between this situation and internment camps at the border. Yes, it would be scary to be jailed abroad. But a celebrity with plenty of money for lawyers in a jail cell much nicer than anything in the States is a hell of a lot different than children being packed like sardines into cages with no beds or toilets.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        And nowhere in my comments did I agree with the comparison. Because I don’t.

      • Agirlandherdog says:

        I didn’t say you did. I was posting multiple thoughts in one comment.

    • Eliza says:

      GEasy didn’t post a video of the incident. He didn’t hand over evidence. Theres also a lot of immigrant hate in Sweden and the guys weren’t Swedes who were beat up.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        So that’s the criteria? He didn’t hand over evidence? That sounds a bit shaky to me. As for the other guys it honestly doesn’t matter if they were Swedes. That wasn’t my point.

      • Eliza says:

        GEasy pleading guilty and paying a fine is of course getting him or quicker than saying your innocent with a video of you and your group beating up men. There’s actual footage to judge the case with so it’s going to move forward to trial. He can’t be released on a not-guilty plea it’s not how their court system works.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Didn’t GEasy also pay restitution to the victim? You can bet the 2 victims will want a nice payday from the rich American, hence why they started the fight in the first place – they know the law.

        ASAP and his crew had every right to defend themselves and they did not start the fight however it does seem they went too far, esp using bottles. It will be interesting to see what comes out at the trial.

    • Rodie says:

      Maybe, but the 2 afghan migrants weren’t charged

    • cherriepie84 says:

      Agreed with Valiantly Varnished, if not racially motivated they are clearly making “an example” out of him. People in the comments are tying themselves up in knots to justify what is happening……wonder if it was a white American celebrity being detained like this the reaction would be the same? let me guess….NO

      • KittenHeels says:

        If a white American celebrity was being detained in Sweden for assault and possessing drugs, violating the laws of that country, then of course they should be punished. If they are doing it in America they should be punished too. It might be a crazy idea, I don’t know, but I think everyone who commits a crime should face the legal punishment laid out for that crime.

      • Josie says:

        Honestly, there’s no ”example” being made. This is standard procedure. Since A$AP isn’t pleading guilty, the prosecution’s job of collecting enough evidence to make a sound argument in court is taking longer than in the case of G-Eazy, and therefore, A$AP is spending longer time in jail.
        Likewise, Trump getting in contact w Löfven didn’t help, but it also didn’t make it worse, because it made no difference whatsoever. Löfven has no say in individual legal cases.

      • Elisa says:

        but the 2 victims are also part of a minority in Sweden (Afghan) and weren’t charged with anything although they started the fight (and ended up with serious injuries which led to the situation this guy is now in). So I don’t quite get all the comments on race…

      • N says:

        Clearly many people are choosing to pick and choose details. Maybe you are too calm?

      • Lunde says:

        One of Sweden’s wealthiest (and white) men was held in jail for 5 weeks for breaching hunting laws. There isn’t a special system for celebrities and the wealthy.

    • Arnk says:

      G-Eazy punched a security guard and plead guilty. ASAP went too far. The prosecutor said that there was more video evidence and there were pictures released of the injuries the 2 men suffered and they had cuts all over their arms because ASAP and the 2 other guys with him used bottles. That’s not self defence. Yes it was instigated, but they went overboard and committed a crime.

      American media has been very biased in their reporting of this case. Sweden doesn’t have bail. And, yes, ASAP was a flight risk because he wouldn’t need a passport to go to either Norway, Denmark or Finland and he could be gone within hours. Swedish law is different than American law and there is much less tolerance for violence in the name of self defense. And he will be tried very quickly.

      As an immigrant living in Sweden, I can’t say that there isn’t racism or intolerance in this country, but it’s not aimed at black Americans. The “2 Afghan migrants” are much more likely to be discriminated against. I’m not saying that there was no racial bias at all, but this is nothing out of the ordinary and due process has been followed. I guess it’s a real shock to some people that a rich and famous person can’t just pay off the system.

    • Shannon says:

      As mentioned above, G-Easy pleaded guilty. And the “exact same charges” can still include a vast variety of variables and none of us here knows all of these variables beyond what we’ve read on the internet. People can be mad at Sweden all they want, but the fact is you can’t go break the laws in another country. A$AP isn’t some kind of political prisoner, he’s someone charged with a relatively serious crime and he’s being treated as such in the Swedish legal system.

  5. Original Jenns says:

    I’m sorry, Kaiser! You’re my favorite, and I admittedly don’t know a lot about the situation here, just what the gossip spots are reporting, but I think I know enough to say I don’t believe it’s right to compare A$AP’s situation to the immigrants’ at the border. It’s extremely different, apples to broccoli. These immigrants are completely innocent of anything other than seeking asylum. A$AP is charging with committing a crime. And I’m sure his jail cell is within humane conditions.

    • Kaiser says:

      I wasn’t really saying they were the same thing, it was more like I was reminding myself that even though Rocky’s situation is rough, it’s not even close to what’s happening within our own borders.

      • Original Jenns says:

        Thanks for clearing that up! I think just seeing it brought up made a connection to me that you weren’t making, other than literally being held in a foreign country. It’s such a triggering subject!

  6. teehee says:

    Seeing what I have of the video, he doesnt understand that he wasnt in america- if someone is following you, you can actually call the police, adn they will HELP you.
    The police will politely see the othe rpeople off in an opposite direction and thats it— there was absolutely no need to throw these people to the ground!!!

    But I understand, police arent to be trusted in the US no more, so…. this kind of crap is now becoming inflamed.

  7. Aenflex says:

    If I had to be in jail, Sweden or Norway would be high up on the list. I think everyone involved in the melee should be charged, seeing as how they don’t seem to have clear evidence as to who started it. Or let them all go with some heavy fines. Let it roll to a civil matter.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I agree. Except they let the other people involved off with no charges.

  8. Eliza says:

    Sweden’s system is that no one gets bail out of equality. In America, the rich can post bail and poor can suffer. Also, they only have so many days to charge after detainment, if they don’t, the detainee is free to go. The trial will happen quickly, not like in America where it’ll be in months time. And the jail he’s staying in is not an American jail. It’s more like a stripped down apartment with rules of where you go during the day.

    Their laws about violence in self-defense are equal force. So being hit by headphones does not equal repeatedly kicking a man while he’s down, filming it, then posting online. Honestly, he had not provided the evidence via the video he probably would have been let go without a trial.

  9. Julz says:

    I’m from Sweden and I just read, this morning, that there’s apparently another video they refuse to release where he’s smashing a bottle on another guy’s head. There was two of them. There was also a clear conversation (with his female assistant) about that part, in Rockys phone.
    I like Rocky, he’s a cool kid. Love his wicked fashion sense and he’s mad creative. But boy oh boy does he need to work on his temper. Trial starts next Tuesday and the prosecutor has said that he won’t give him 2 years. He also says that he has an understanding that he had to act out of anger because the provocation went to far. But it’s still a crime.
    Although not being ethnically a swede, these racial comments piss me off. I’ve been living here for many, many years and I knew from the start, that there was more to this case than just that fight. But the American media has totally blown this case out of proportion.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Hate crimes and hate speech are on the rise in Sweden. Specifically against Afro-Swedes and Muslims. That’s a simple fact. So you may be angry but perhaps you should speak with minorities in Sweden and see how they feel. Because there seems to be a clear disconnect between their experiences and what others say about Sweden.

      • Julz says:

        I AM a muslim. My son is mixed. And autistic on top of that, what were you saying again? A single mom too. Can you get more minority than me? I think not.
        Have I ever said that there was NO racism at all in Sweden?? I was SPECIFICALLY talking about this case. You think a cheap swede will pay taxes so that a millionaire rapper can live in their jail for so long, c’mon, you know better than that. And for the record, I do love my swedes how negatively that now sounded.
        I’ve chosen a very creative road, my experiences with discrimination have not been so bad. I know it’s bad in some lanes but I can only speak for myself. And mind you I look nowhere like a Swede. And even if they MIGHT have thought that I wasn’t worth some spot, I chose not think like that, I took my bad ass self esteem and got it. I’ve seen people look very weirdly at my very loud autistic son when say standing in different lines, but there has ALWAYS been some type of understanding from somebody’s side. And he always gets love for his amazing afro 🙂 I hold my head high, my pride mode is always on. Åkesson can brainwash his rednecks all he wants, in 10-15 50% of his fans won’t exist. I do vote. ALWAYS. I refuse to see the world that way, I’m worth better than that. But I refuse to sink in. I’m very well aware that I have to fight the double, in my case triple, and that’s what I’m doing. I’m only the first generation, what can I expect from a country whose first immigrants came in the 50’s?! That’s not long ago. Stand your ground firmly, and your kids will have a better life than you. But your greatgrandchildren hopefully, nowhere near yours.
        I’ve lived in UK too, I’ve seen some in your face racism I wouldn’t wanna relive. Not to me personally though. It’s everywhere. But it’s your duty to fight it. Simple as that.
        And “Afro Swede”? Gtfoh!

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Julz and I am a Muslim black woman. I’ve gotten discrimination from being black AND a Muslim and often times both. I recently read an entire story where an Afro Swede (which btw – is what the woman referred to HERSELF as and I am respectful of how other people self-identify) spoke about the very real anti-blackness she has experienced. Like you said – you can only talk about YOUR experience. So what exactly about my comment was incorrect?? Because YOUR experience is not the litmus test for anyone else’s. I have black friends who lived in Sweden and dealt with a shit ton of discrimination. There are articles and articles online about anti-blackness and racism. Those are ALL wrong? Because your son gets love for his afro (which btw sounds a lot like the fetishizing of black hair)?? GTFOH

      • choupette says:

        With all due respect @valiantlyvarnished, it seems like you’re using a pretty broad brush and second-hand anecdotal information to paint a picture of the situation in Sweden, of which you’re not actually a party. I think that being unwilling to listen to voices like @julz and portraying Sweden this way sort of plays into the rhetoric that neo-nazis in the US and Europe use to portray Sweden as rife with immigrant crime.

    • Mee says:

      Girl please. I have a Norwegian friend who straight up admits that Norway, Sweden and Denmark all have racism problems. They’re all beautiful places to live and raise kids…as long as you look like them. So keep your eyes and ears open and you’ll hear and see it.

      • Arnk says:

        Yeah they all do. Especially Sweden. But it comes from a different place than in the US. Sweden created their own problems by taking in more refugees than they realistically should have, housing them in their own areas and then they were surprised they didn’t assimilate. It’s not the first time they have done it either as there are Balkan people who’ve lived here since the 80s and can’t even speak the language.

        I’m going off on a tangent here but Scandinavian countries have very specific cultures that most people (my parents included) can’t really adjust to. And it’s created a lot of divide in different communities. Norway is slightly better but also a lot less diverse, so there’s that. It’s not as bad as other European countries and I hope it doesn’t get worse, but with the state of the world today I’m not so sure.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Arnk uhhhh no. Anti-blackness has existed in Sweden for literally forever. They have a long history – along with the Dutch of enjoying blackface.

      • Arnk says:

        @Valiantly Varnished I didn’t say it didn’t exist. I don’t know if you’re European or not but I literally just said it was different depending on where you’re from.

      • KatV says:

        Wrong post

      • Julz says:

        It’s very obvious to me that you’re seeing things from your AMERICAN point of view.
        You’ve met a handful of people from Sweden and you think you know what’ going on here? TRAVEL!!
        Afro Swede still sounds laughable!!
        And btw, that fetishising comment about my son’s hair was nuts. Your problem is something else girl. Bitter much? I said he was mixed with an afro, who said it was black hair?
        Saw your comment, thought you might need some insight from someone non swede but you CLEARLY have some prejudice issues. Like I said, racism is everywhere, it’s your duty to fight it. Say hi to your friend from me XoXo

    • DrG says:

      Yeah, well, welcome to how the American public sees the criminal justice system working in their own country. A white celebrity gets off in Sweden; a black one doesn’t. What do you think that looks like in the real world where racism exists?

      I will say this for Americans: many really do understand how racism works in their own country. You can get offended that they perceive it in Sweden but in my opinion, Scandinavian and European countries are not particularly enlightened when it comes to race. I often find them hypocritical in terms of their “we aren’t racist like YOU Americans!” attitudes.

  10. A says:

    Americans are delusion just because rich people and your preseident can commit all types of crime and get away with it doesn’t mean it works in our country. No one is above the law.

  11. Lynne says:

    I’m not a trump supporter but I do not think he made it worse and he doesn’t have influence here. And I dont think the prosecutor was boasting when he said that there is another video. He was making a statement. They are following process for their country and this isn’t the same as G-Eazy….Sweden does not have a bail system so all trials happen quickly.
    G-eazy pled guilty so it didn’t go to trial. ASAP Pleading not guilty there will be a trial. That takes preparation.

  12. JM says:

    I believe this is racism on the part of the Swedes.

    A friend of mine who is half Cuban and half Turkish was in Sweden as part of a European vacation. At customs he was pulled out of line, taken to a room and left there for hours before being interrogated. My friend is 120 pounds soaking wet, gay, and nicely dressed. I add these details to paint a picture that he was no threat. He had the wrong last name and a look that they didn’t like.

    Just because Scandinavia has a good reputation vis-a-vis their social programs doesn’t mean they are more enlightened than the rest of the globe. ASAP Rocky is being railroaded.

    • KatV says:

      And a Danish friend of mine (very white by the way) was just arrested on the border to the US last month, with a legal visa, never committed any crimes. She was detained for 24 hours, put in one of those stupid orange prisoners whatever they’re called, and wasn’t allowed to contact anybody for 8 h, before being put on a plane home. Why? The US said “intent to marry”. Just because you have one story doesn’t mean a whole country is f****d up, you know. Of course there is racism in Sweden, unfortunately there is everywhere, but honestly, this is normal prosecution. And you can’t compare these cases. Reading this site has really brought a lot of new thoughts to me and normally I appreciate this – but all this jumping to conclusions is what makes wars start….

  13. Sparky says:

    Let’s look at the basic, BASIC facts.

    1. Man is arrested and put in jail. Shortly thereafter, he pleads guilty and is immediately sentenced and released.

    2. Man is arrested and put in jail. Pleads not guilty. Country where crime was committed has NO bail system which is the reason man is not released pending trial. Trial will be in 2 weeks.

    • Elisa says:

      1. no video of assault
      2. video posted on Insta detailing assault

      • Humbugged says:

        Edited video posted on Insta don’t leave that out – Rocky’s assistant talks about the editing in text messages (and she told him to delete other stuff that was filmed) that were released as part of the 520 page brief

        And the part where Rocky’s lawyer repeatedly said he would flee the country if they let him out while waiting to see if he was charged

  14. Mia4s says:

    There very well may be issues and problems with his detainment, but honestly the idea of Americans trying to scold another country on wrongful or racially motivated detainment right now? Is f**king hilarious. It may be a very true and correct position and I Hope Sweden considers this, but the irony here is thick enough to walk on. That call from the “President” was a dreadful idea.

  15. Hot Sauce says:

    Your coverage on this incident makes it so damn clear why people think are so frustrated by Americans. Think beyond your bubble a little and understand that he committed a crime and that law enforcement clearly has evidence that what he and his cronies did was nothing short of assault.
    Can we stop giving people passes because they fit faux-woke agendas, thanks

    • N says:

      This case troubles me to see how many Americans refuse to think beyond our borders in many situations.

    • DrG says:

      How about think beyond your bubble and realize he wouldn’t have even been charged with a crime in the US? Here’s how it reads:
      1) dumbass druggie kids harassing somebody famous
      2) somebody famous trying to dissuade them
      3) them not listening
      4) them getting what they deserve

      Fact: American culture is a culture of violence. He wouldn’t have done a day in jail over this in the States. So yes, it reads badly to Americans and I don’t know how you can be oblivious to that. It reads like petty crime that earns a fine, not three weeks in isolation while Swedes hunt about something to charge him with.

  16. Zazu says:

    I think there’s both misunderstanding and racism at play in the treatment that Rocky is facing. Prosecutors look at the degree of offense when determining how aggressively to prosecute a case. A punch in the face vs throwing someone down and then repeatedly kicking them while they are on the ground may both qualify as assault, but the degree of bodily harm inflicted does matter in terms of what sentence prosecutors recommend.
    In that sense I think on that particular charge Rocky does deserve a greater penalty/sentence then G-Eazy.
    The length of time they are taking to investigate before laying charges against Rocky is unnecessary given the evidence available (video and witnesses should only take a few days before charges were laid).
    The fact that G-Eazy also had narcotics in his possession means that his cumulative penalty should have been closer to what Rocky will get (6-18 months in jail).
    Pleading guilty and not publicizing inaccurate information about the jail conditions probably would have made the prosecutors less aggressive. BUT that being said I still think the ridiculous amount of time he was held before charges were laid AND the disregard of the provocation of the victim demonstrates a racial double standard.
    So I don’t think he is innocent of committing a crime and I think he does need to face the consequences. But the way they are implementing the prosecution demonstrates the typical bias of harsher penalties given to men of color in most Western countries.

  17. Savannah says:

    Being Norwegian and having read the articles with more detail about thi, there are 2 major differences to G Eazy’s case and this.
    1. G eazy plead guilty, that’s why ut moved quickly, A$AP did not.
    He in fact lied, which again was proven by a bunch of text msg between him and an assistant.
    2. A video was edited, lied about and now the real one has been examined by the investigators. The video is proof that he actually did commit a crime after Swedish laws. I even think I saw an article with it.
    Besides the video, there’s several details and facts that has been twisted and lied about from the rappers people.
    It made everything worse.
    Seeing he acts like an a**hole, he probably isn’t that cooperative either?

    Idk but this story is so much more than a poor rapper being threatened by some people.

    White privelige is real, but in this case, he’s being treated like everyone else.

    The reason for it taking longer than G Eazy’s case: He didn’t plea guilty of assault, lied about the video and other proof and the case had to be investigated properly.

  18. Pia says:

    The prosecutor’s evidence (listed down below in the article).

  19. Mylene - mtl says:

    And u have kim kardashian u met Trump about is case. Just stay in your line Kim. Like the Prime minister of sweden say : Every people have the same treatment .. rich or poor.