Sweden detains rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

ASAP Rocky (A$AP Rocky) - Rapper, record producer, model, actor, and music video director, Photo Date: January 31, 2019

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish court has ordered U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky to spend two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm.

Prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said Friday after the hearing at the Stockholm District Court that A$AP Rocky — the stage name of Rakim Mayers — was to be held on a lesser assault charge than he initially had demanded.

Defense lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja said they would appeal the ruling.

The rapper was involved in the fight Sunday before appearing at a music festival in Sweden. It was not clear who else was involved in the incident. Videos published on social media, show a person being violently thrown onto the ground by A$AP Rocky. He and others punched and kicked the person on the ground.

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