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Rapper A$AP Rocky has been arrested in Sweden for suspicion of aggravated assault.

According to BBC, prosecutors said that the “Goldie” rapper was involved in a fight on Sunday, June 30 in Sweden’s capital of Stockholm, where he’d been playing at a festival called Smash.

Video footage surfaced online where Rocky appeared to be punching another man in the street, but the rapper has also put videos up himself on his social media platforms.

SO A FEW DRUG ADDICTS ARE NOT MY FANS , WE DONT KNOW THESE GUYS AND WE DIDNT WANT TROUBLE , THEY FOLLOWED US FOR 4 BLOCKS , AND THEY WERE SLAPPING GIRLS BUTTS WHO PASSED , GIVE ME A BREAK

811.7k Likes, 11.6k Comments - PRETTY FLACKO (@asaprocky) on Instagram: "SO A FEW DRUG ADDICTS ARE NOT MY FANS , WE DONT KNOW THESE GUYS AND WE DIDNT WANT TROUBLE , THEY..."

SO A FEW DRUG ADDICTS ARE NOT MY FANS, WE DONT KNOW THESE GUYS AND WE DIDNT WANT TROUBLE, THEY FOLLOWED US FOR 4 BLOCKS, AND THEY WERE SLAPPING GIRLS BUTTS WHO PASSED, GIVE ME A BREAK,” A$AP Rocky wrote as the caption to the first video he posted of the man following him and his entourage. 

Instagram post by PRETTY FLACKO * Jul 2, 2019 at 3:06pm UTC

722.3k Likes, 20k Comments - PRETTY FLACKO (@asaprocky) on Instagram

In the second video that A$AP Rocky shared, the same man is visually seen hitting someone in Rocky’s entourage with a pair of black headphones.

“HITS SECURITY IN FACE WITH HEADPHONES THEN FOLLOW US,” Rocky wrote as the caption of the second video that he shared on Instagram.

“I’M INNOCENT. THEY TRYNNA ARREST ME OUT HERE NOW, SMH,” the rapper wrote in the comment section of the second video that he posted.

Rocky claims that they’re from prior to the fight and they show the same man following the rapper.

A$AP Rocky whose given name is Rakim Mayers, is one of four people who have been arrested, according to Sweden’s Prosecution Authority.

Of the other three people who were also arrested, two are suspected of aggravated assault and one of assault.

The Swedish authorities have until Saturday to decide whether or not they want to formally take action, which is the day before A$AP Rocky is slated to headline Wireless Festival in London.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.