A$AP Rocky arrives at the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala held at LACMA in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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Sweden Denies A$AP Rocky Appeal

July 9, 2019

from rhymeswithsnitch

ast week Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky was detained in Stockholm Sweden after getting into a fist fight with a pair of overly aggressive fans [click here if you missed that].

Rocky's appeal for release until his first hearing has been denied...

From France 24

On Friday a Swedish district court decided the 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, should be kept in custody while prosecutors investigate a June 30 street brawl.

Mayers' lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja immediately appealed the decision, but was denied by the court of appeals. He told AFP on Monday that his client had therefore chosen to appeal the decision to Sweden's Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court will this week decide on whether to look at the case, but it only accepts a fraction of cases submitted, accepting those it thinks will provide guidance for the lower courts in future cases.