Sweden detains rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight
In this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, file photo, A$AP Rocky performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
COPENHAGEN -- 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.
Defence 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.