ASAP Rocky Will Be Detained in Sweden for 2 Weeks (UPDATE)

Meanwhile, a Rocky bodyguard is said to be soon released due to "insufficient evidence."


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UPDATED 7/9, 8:40 p.m. ET: Ferg took to IG to speak about Rocky's situation. Check out his comments below.

UPDATED 7/5, 5:30 p.m. ET: ASAP Ferg has shared more details about ASAP Rocky's incarceration.

The Still Striving rapper went to Instagram on Friday claiming Flacko was in solitary confinement without any visitation or call privileges. Ferg reiterated his support for Rocky, stating the ASAP Mob leader was innocent.

"They are trying to keep him there for 2 weeks and if convicted he will be looking at 6 years just for defending himself in a fight," Ferg wrote. "He was no way in form the aggressor in this ordeal. Pray for justice #freeflacko."

UPDATED 7/5, 10 a.m. ET: Rocky has been ordered by a Swedish court to be held for two weeks in pre-trial detention, per an update from The Hollywood Reporter Friday. Following a hearing at the Stockholm District Court, it was also reported that Rocky would be held on a "lesser assault charge" than prosecutors initially announced.

Defense attorney Henrik Olsson Lilja said the ruling would be appealed due to the fact that Rocky and those with him during the incident "were attacked and he made use of self-defense."

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Despite the release of video that shows ASAP Rocky and company repeatedly urging the two men who allegedly followed and harassed them to cease doing so, a new report on the Sweden incident states that Rocky may be held for even longer than originally projected.

According to a TMZ report dated July 4, prosecutors are now asking a judge to let them to keep Rocky and others who were arrested in connection with the incident for two weeks, marking a dramatic uptick in the previously reported three-day estimation. A bodyguard, meanwhile, will be released due to "insufficient evidence."

The ASAP Mob social media channels shared #FreeRocky messages earlier this week, with fans joining in the call.

Rocky was said to have been arrested on suspicion of assault earlier this week after voluntarily going to authorities for questioning, not long after sharing clips to Instagram providing some context for the incident. Rocky described the men in question as "a few drug addicts [who] are not my fans." Per Rocky, the men followed him and his team for four blocks while "slapping girls' butts who passed."

In one of the clips, Rocky is seen telling the men he doesn't want a fight. "We not trying to go to jail . . . It's OK, bro, chill," he said.

Rocky's international tour schedule was set to include additional stops in the days and weeks ahead in London and Belgium. The current status of those appearances is unknown. On Aug. 10, he's set to appear alongside fellow headliners Cardi B, Future, Meek Mill, and others for Real 92.3's inaugural Real Street Fest in Anaheim, California.

According to Thursday's Sweden update from TMZ, a conviction for Rocky in this widely disputed incident could mean a sentence of up to six years. Previous reports detailed how Rocky being held in this manner represented a potential human rights disaster for all involved authorities.

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