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A$AP Rocky Arrested in Sweden on Suspicion of Assault

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: ASAP Rocky attends Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Diamond Ball)

Swedish police arrested A$AP Rocky late Tuesday night on suspicion of assault after a video emerged apparently showing the rapper throwing a man through the air.

The video was taken in central Stockholm on Sunday evening and apparently shows A$AP Rocky grabbing a man and tossing him several feet. The rapper performed Tuesday night at the Smash Festival in Stockholm.

After the video was published online, the rapper himself posted his own videos to his Instagram account, which purport to show the man in question following and repeatedly harassing him and his entourage.

In the A$AP Rocky videos, a pair of young men can be seen following him for several blocks, despite being repeatedly told by the rapper’s bodyguard to leave.

Both the bodyguard and A$AP Rocky repeatedly tell the men they don’t want to fight them. At one point, one of the men hits the bodyguard with a large set of headphones, which the bodyguard smashes on the ground.

“I’m innocent,” A$AP Rocky wrote.

News of the altercation was originally reported in Swedish media.

The Stockholm Prosecutor Office was initially unable to provide further information other than to say a request had been made for A$AP Rocky’s arrest.


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