ASAP Rocky remains in custody

avPetter J Larsson

ASAP Rocky remains in custody in Sweden for another week.

The US artist will stay at the Kronoberg jail at least until 25 July.

He is under suspicion of assault, a felony.

A Stockholm court on Friday afternoon ruled that US artist ASAP Rocky will remain in custody for at least another week, until 11am on Thurday 25 July.

The rapper, who has been jailed since 5 July, is under suspicion in a felony assault case after an incident in the Swedish capital on 30 June, together with two associates.

The prosecutor had requested the extension saying that the investigation needed more time. The Stockholm District Court granted it with the motivation that ASAP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, 30, risked trying to escape the country if he had been released.

ASAP Rocky’s lawyer Slobodan Jovicic thinks that the ruling is unfair.

”I’m very disappointed about this,” he said.

”Rakim Mayers is a world-famous artist. It’s got an enormous attention in the media. And then one can really wonder whether it’d be reasonable to believe that he’d try to escape justice.”