Detained US rapper suspends UK, Norway, Poland gigs, appeals to Swedish Supreme Court

Detained US rapper ASAP was forced to suspend his Norway, Poland, Ireland and United Kingdom shows after a court in Sweden ruled that he remain in detention for at least two weeks as his street brawl case is being investigated.

The musician, real name, Rakim Mayers, is detained in Stockholm amid protests by fellow musicians who have instituted a campaign to call for his freedom.

His lawyers have appealed to Sweden’s Supreme Court to have him released.

ASAP’s lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja said his client has appealed to the Supreme Court.

Rapper Travis Scott shouted “Free Rocky” during his performance at the Wireless Festival in London, a festival where ASAP Rocky was scheduled to perform.

Others have taken to social media under hashtags like #FreeRocky or #FreeFlacko, invoking one of ASAP Rocky’s nicknames.

A decision by the Supreme Court on the matter is expected this week. 

The musician was arrested last week after a violent altercation with two Swedish fans who he later accused of having followed him with a reason to cause trouble.

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