A$AP Rocky is being held in a Stockholm jail for two weeks while he is investigated for assault. If found guilty, the New York rapper faces up to six years’ jail time under Swedish law. The charge relates to an altercation that occurred on June 30. Pitchfork recently broke down why he was arrested and what will happen next.
Below, we’ve included a timeline of key events, that includes how other musicians have responded to the arrest.
June 26: A$AP Rocky begins his European tour
Having been on his “Injured Generation” tour since the start of the year, Rakim Mayers aka A$AP Rocky begins what should be a string of performances throughout Europe.
June 30: An altercation takes place in Stockholm
Local Swedish media outlets report that a “world-renowned star” was involved in an altercation and that police were called. The incident happens before Rocky’s appearance at SMASH festival in Stockholm.
July 1: Footage from the altercation begins to circulate
Footage initially surfaces on Reddit and is later posted by TMZ. The clip shows four men, one of whom appears to be A$AP Rocky, attacking an unidentified person.
July 2: A$AP Rocky shares his own footage, performs at SMASH, and is arrested
In a bid to take control of the narrative, the rapper posts a video on Instagram depicting events leading up to the altercation, suggesting the person seen being attacked in the video had been harassing Rocky’s group and others. The accompanying caption read, “HITS SECURITY IN FACE WITH HEADPHONES THEN FOLLOW US.” Rocky performs at SMASH that evening before being taken into custody by police after the show.
July 3: A$AP Rocky is arrested and the news spreads
TMZ reports that “the rapper voluntarily went to the police Tuesday night for questioning and was immediately taken into custody.” International media starts reporting on the arrest.
July 4: A$AP Rocky misses Poland’s Open’er Festival
British grime artist Stormzy fills in as headliner in Rocky’s stead.
July 5: A$AP Rocky is to be held in Stockholm for at least another two weeks
A Swedish court rules that the rapper is a flight risk and must be detained in Stockholm for two weeks while the charge is investigated.
July 6: A$AP Mob members claim A$AP Rocky is being held in solitary confinement
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He’s in Sweeden locked up in solitary confinement with no visit or phone call privileges. They are trying to keep him there for 2 weeks and if convicted he will be looking at 6 years just for defending himself in a fight. He was no way in form the aggressor in this ordeal. Pray for justice #freeflacko
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— Jaden (@jaden) July 5, 2019
July 7: A$AP Rocky misses Wireless Festival in the UK
Travis Scott yelled “Free Rocky” during his Wireless set pic.twitter.com/QSQSoSbxM1