A$AP Rocky's Alleged Assault Detainment Leads to Fan Backlash

A$AP Rocky's Alleged Assault Detainment Leads to Fan Backlash

Earlier this week, A$AP Rocky and some of his crew were arrested in Sweden for their alleged involvement in a street altercation that occurred after his performance at Stockholm's Smash Festival. However, following news of his continued detainment, fans have begun speaking out on behalf of the rapper.

TMZreports that Rocky will remain in jail for two weeks as Swedish authorities investigate the incident in order to see if he should be charged with aggravated assault — a conviction that could potentially lead to six years in prison.

His detainment is the result of a street brawl between his entourage and two men who Rocky claimed were following them for four blocks and "slapping girls butts who passed."

In a video posted to his Instagram, Rocky insisted that he didn't "know these guys and we didn't want trouble." The clip, which seems to document the beginning of the incident, features the voice of one person — supposedly Rocky's bodyguard — telling the men to go away and another member of his crew telling them that "nobody wants to fight," per People.

Following Rocky's post and news of his two week detainment, fans have begun rallying around the rapper and his defense of the women who were allegedly groped. As such, many have taken to Twitter to criticize the Swedish authorities' handling of the situation and call for Rocky's release, including artists like Flying Lotus.

And while Rocky's lawyer, Henrik Olsson Lilja, told Peoplethat the rapper is doing "OK," the detainment is "a catastrophe concerning his tour." According to Lilja, Rocky is "very concerned about his fans," seeing as how he's already missed two European festival dates and is supposed to headline London's Wireless Festival this weekend.

The publication says a representative for the rapper reps has yet to comment on the matter.

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