Sweden wants to detain rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Rapper A$AP Rocky performs at the Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2019 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on May 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Swedish prosecutors say U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky should be formally arrested over a fight in downtown Stockholm and should be held for two weeks while police investigate the case.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two of his body guards should be arrested because “there is a risk that they escape (or) could obstruct justice if freed.”

The authority said a third body guard was released late Wednesday and the case against him was dismissed.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – APRIL 13: A$AP Rocky performs at the MARQUEE Singapore grand opening celebration on April 13, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for MARQUEE Singapore)

Swedish media reported that the rapper was involved in the fight on Sunday before he appeared at a music festival in Sweden. It was not clear who else was involved in the incident.

Prosecutors said Thursday a detention hearing would likely be held Friday.

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