Following his arrest and detention in Sweden on an assault charge, A$AP Rocky's management has released a statement stating that all July tour dates and festival appearances scheduled for the rapper have been cancelled.
The statement said: “A$AP Rocky is being detained in a Swedish jail for an unknown period of time for acting in self-defence during an altercation that took place. Due to this unfortunate situation, he is forced to cancel his European festival and tour dates in July,”
A$AP Rocky was imprisoned following a street fighting incident, where Rocky claims two men harassed him and he acted in self defence.
Whether the rapper will be able to perform at August tour dates is currently unclear, with a hearing due to be held next month. His request for an appeal was rejected by Swedish courts as he remains under a pre-trial detention for two weeks.
The rapper is currently being held in solitary confinement under inhumane conditions, according to sources close to the situation.
A petition to free the rapper has gained over 60,000 signatures on changeorg. Sign the petition here.
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A statement from A$AP Rocky’s management: “A$AP Rocky is being detained in a Swedish jail for an unknown period of time for acting in self-defense during an altercation that took place. Due to this unfortunate situation he is forced to cancel his European festival and tour dates in July.” Due to this, Sónar regrets to announce that A$AP Rocky will no longer be performing at Sónar 2019. This development comes despite the best efforts of Sónar and A$AP Rocky’s management to find a solution, and we’d like to thank fans for their patience over the past week. Sónar is working hard to find a replacement artist for Friday 19th July, to be announced soon.