On July 1, TMZ released a strange ASAP Rocky video in the middle of a fight in the streets of Stockholm. In a video, we see the American rapper throw an individual on the ground before giving him several shots.

Arrest of the American rapper in Sweden

Arrested and jailed, American rapper ASAP Rocky, suspected of assault after a brawl in Sweden, will remain in detention until July 25, 2019, the time for the prosecution to complete the investigation and ask for his possible removal for violence.

A $ AP Rocky, 30, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was taken into custody in Stockholm on July 3, after a fight, along with three other people, after a fight on June 30 , in the streets of the Swedish capital.

On July 5, a court ordered his imprisonment on the ground that there was "a risk of flight" abroad. The prosecution had until July 19 to conduct its investigations and ask for its referral to a court, for a trial likely to be held in August.

But the prosecutor however asked Friday for a period of investigation and the extension of his pre-trial detention until Thursday, July 25. As expected, the judge in charge of the case followed the requisitions and decided that ASAP Rocky would stay in his cell at the Stockholm prison.

A case that becomes political with the intervention of Donald Trump

His lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, said he was "disappointed" by the decision, denouncing a "disproportionate" incarceration on the facts.

Since his arrest, friends and fans of the New York artist, including Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber, mobilize on social networks to demand his release and denounce a "relentless" Swedish justice.

A petition has even been launched to demand his release. More than 600,000 people signed a petition on the internet #JusticeForRocky calling for his release. Several US Congressmen urged Sweden to release the musician and a former US ambassador to Stockholm, Mark Brzezinski, said he had contacted the Swedish Foreign Ministry and the Royal House, denouncing an "unfairness to racial ".

President Donald Trump himself asked "his team to work for his release." Kim Kardashian, the reality star turned lawyer, with the help of her husband Kanye West, asked Donald Trump for help. The President of the United States spoke on this subject on July 19, from the White House:

"We will make phone calls, we will talk to them. We have already started. Many members of the American black community called me, many friends of mine, telling me that I could help. A little later, Donald Trump confirmed that he had been in contact with Kanye West. "I just talked to Kanye West about the incarceration of ASAP Rocky. I will call the Swedish Prime Minister [Stefan Löfven, ed] to see if he can help me. Many are those who write to see if he can help me. There are many who would like to settle this case quickly, "he wrote on Twitter.

The government told him that justice was totally independent of the executive in the Scandinavian country. "We can not, as ministers, intervene in the course of justice," said the head of diplomacy Margot Wallström.

All efforts have therefore been in vain.

ASAP Rocky's defense argues that he only reacted in self-defense to the provocations of a small group of people who harassed him and followed him and his entourage.

On an amateur video first broadcast by TMZ, the artist puts a young man on the ground and then takes several shots. In other videos, ASAP Rocky repeatedly asks two young men to stop following him. One of the men also beat a member of the rapper's entourage and a parallel investigation was opened against him.

Rapper and model

Originally from New York, ASAP Rocky became known in 2011 with the release of a compilation called Live. Love. ASAP. In 2013, he goes on with his first album "Long. Live. ASAP ".

ASAP Rocky, stylized ASAP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, born October 3, 1988 in Harlem, New York. He is an American rapper. He is one of the members of the New York hip-hop collective A $ AP Mob from where he holds his nickname. He released his first mixtape, Live Love ASAP, in 2011. The success of this one allows him to sign with Sony Music Entertainment labels, RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music. His first album Long. Live. ASAP, released in 2013, debuts at the top of the Billboard 200. His second album, At.Long.Last. ASAP is released on May 26, 2015. It released its third solo album, Testing, on May 25, 2018.

In parallel the rapper continues a modeling career started in 2010. In 2019, he posts on Instagram clichés in which he wears the latest creations of the creator Raf Simons in collaboration with the Australian brand Templa. Always the same year, ASAP Rocky unveils the commercials of his collaboration with the brand Calvin Klein which he is the face of the campaign # MyCalvins33.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld