The current headlines in the United States are that A$AP Rocky has been arrested in Sweden. The rapper has been put into custody following videos that have one online showing him assaulting two men in the street. The rapper himself even posted some of the videos in his social media account. This has shocked most of his fans, and majority of them cannot wrap their fingers around the trigger of the assault.
Rakim Mayers, popularly known as A$AP Rocky has broken the internet with videos of him assaulting two men in Sweden. The videos clearly show the rapper hammering the two men in broad daylight. The videos have made the 'Fashion Killa' artist to be arrested and put into custody in Sweden.
A$AP Rocky alleged assault case gets him arrested in Stockholm
A$AP Rocky was on early Wednesday arrested in Stockholm, Sweden. The arrest was due to suspicion of the rapper engaging in a gross assault during a Sunday altercation where the rapper was captured in videos that have been going viral, including two videos that were posted by the rapper himself.
The rapper, whose birth name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested and taken into custody following the incident around 1 a.m. as told by the Swedish Prosecution Authority to The Times on Wednesday, the told. The Fashion Killa hitmaker was part of the lineup that was set to perform in Stockholm at the Smash festival of hip-hop on Tuesday.
A$AP Rocky releases videos to explain the Sweden fight
News of the 'Brand New Guy' hitmaker officially made headlines in the United States on Tuesday when TMZ posted a video showing the talented rapper and his team hammering two men in the streets of Sweden in broad daylight. In one of the videos, Brand New Guy' hitmaker can be seen trying to calm things down moments before things went haywire.
In the recently released video, it is evident that the artist had no intentions of hammering and hurling the man. However, that cannot be said about the man. The guy kept on following Rakim Mayers over the weekend during his visit to Stockholm, Sweden. In the video, you can see the skilled rapper putting his left hand on the shoulder of the guy and telling him, "Listen, listen. We don't wanna fight y' all. We don't wanna go to jail." One point in time, Rakim Mayers goes ahead and look into the camera and utters "We don't want no problems with these boys. They keep following us. Look at them."
After following the rapper for quite some time, the massive bodyguard of A$AP Rocky tells the man to take a hike. However, it seems his pleas are falling on deaf ears. The guy keeps on harassing A$AP's crew, and eventually, the guy uses his headphones to swing on Rakim's bodyguard. Yin the video, you can hear the sound of the headphones shattering on the head of Rakim Mayers' bodyguard.
However, it seems the peacemaking did not work. Moments later, A$AP Rocky and his entourage can be seen getting into a crazy brawl with an individual who ends up being battered and appears bloody in the video.
In the video that has been going viral in the last couple of days, the 30-year-old Brand New Guy' hitmaker is seen rocking shorts and a hooded sweatshirt. The artist can be seen grabbing one man by his shirt and angrily hurling him across the street. After the rapper makes this move, his crew is seen hitting and hammering the man.
The videos that were posted by A$AP Rocky clearly showed he did not want any trouble. After posting the first video, he followed it with the following caption; "So a few drug addicts are not my fans, we don't know these guys, and we didn't want trouble, they followed us for 4 blocks, and they were slapping girls butts who passed, give me a break." However, the next video the rapper posted reveals the altercation that followed.
According to the law of Sweden, a prosecutor has at least three days after an individual is arrested for filing a charge. However, in this case, more details are expected to be released on Thursday as told by the spokeswoman of the Prosecution Authority.
Rakim Mayers is set for a show with the female rapper Cardi B on Friday in London. However, a representative of Rakim's label failed to respond to a request for comment on Wednesday immediately.
When TMZ first leaked the videos of A$AP Rocky assaulting a man on the streets of Sweden, most people did not know what led up to the man being hammered by the rapper and his crew. However, after the release of the videos, most of the supporters of Rakim believe the man was an instigator of the gross assault.