A$AP Rocky To Be Detained For At Least Another Week
Unfortunately for A$AP Rocky, it doesn’t look like he’s getting out of jail as soon as we initially expected.
According to the most recent reports on the rapper’s case in Sweden, the prosecution has put forth a request for more time to investigate. BBC News reported early Friday morning that prosecutor Daniel Suneson is asking for an extension that would run until next Thursday, July 25–also meaning that Rocky would remain detained until then.
“We have worked intensively with the investigation and need more time, until Thursday next week in order to complete the preliminary investigation,” Suneson said in a statement excerpted in the latest report. The court decided that Rocky should stay in custody during this time “because of the flight risk,” according to prosecutors.
This most recent update comes on the same day as Rocky’s expected detention hearing, also coming only a few hours after Kim Kardashian thanked the White House for their alleged assistance in trying to get Rocky back home free Rocky.
A$AP Rocky has been held in Swedish custody since being arrested on suspicion of assault on July 3.
Prosecutors say the rapper was involved in a fight in Stockholm on June 30, where he’d been playing at a festival. A video published online appeared to show him punching another man in the street–but the rapper also posted videos of his own on social media saying they’re from before the fight, showing the man following and taunting him.