A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault over a fight in Sweden , where he will remain in custody.
The Swedish Prosecutor’s Office said the rapper, who has been detained in the country since 3 July, has been charged with aggravated assault over his alleged involvement in a fight in Stockholm and is to remain in custody pending trial.
Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, had previously denied the assault allegation and posted videos of an altercation on his Instagram account, where he alleged that two men had been following his group and harassing them. He also claimed that one of the men had thrown a paid of headphones at his bodyguard.
The Swedish authorities were also investigating one of the alleged victims on suspicion of abuse, assault and attempted assault, but that has since been dropped with no charges being brought.
Rocky’s mother Renee Black told TMZ on 24 July: “I feel like Sweden is making an example out of him and it’s so unjust, but yeah, they’re making an example.”
“I don’t wanna pull the race card, but that’s what it’s looking like,” she added.
Since Rocky’s initial arrest, President Donald Trump has promised to support the rapper’s return to the US.
A date has not yet been set for trial.
Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), known by his stage name ASAP Rocky is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, model, actor and music video director . He is a member of the hip hop group A$AP Mob , from which he adopted his moniker.
Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP , in 2011 to critical acclaim. The success of his mixtape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music , RCA Records , and Sony Music Entertainment . He subsequently recorded his 2013 debut album Long. Live. A$AP , which was also well received by critics and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 . In 2015, Rocky released his second studio album titled
At. Long. Last. A$AP . The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 , making it Rocky’s second consecutive album to debut at number one and has received positive reviews from music critics.
Rocky has also directed music videos for himself, Danny Brown , SpaceGhostPurrp and other A$AP Mob members.  Furthermore, he is a noted record producer , producing under the pseudonym Lord Flacko .