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Rapper A$AP Rocky performs during Rihanna "Diamonds" World Tour at Barclays Center on May 5, 2013 in the Brooklyn burough of New York City.
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Swedish Officials Investigating A$AP Rocky’s Alleged Attackers For Molestation And Assault

The two men who were accused of harassing A$AP Rocky in Sweden are currently under investigation for molestation and assault, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a press release Friday (July 12).

Without naming Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, the Swedish Prosecution Authority confirmed the rapper's case is still ongoing. A preliminary investigation has also been launched after the alleged attackers were accused of molestation and assault. The two men who were involved in the alleged assault haven't been identified by the public.

"Several investigation measures have already been conducted and the analysis of material continues," the press release states. "There is also a preliminary investigation in the case concerning the aggrieved party who is suspected of molestation and assault. On the 19 July, at the latest, the prosecutor must decide whether to file a prosecution or ask the court for a longer detention period in order to finalize the investigation."

No other information about the case is available at the moment.

Supporters of the rapper like A$Ap Ferg, Tyler, The Creator, Miguel and Rihanna have rallied online for fair treatment after video evidence seemed to show the two men following Rocky and his crew in Stockholm over the July 4th weekend. A bystander was also heard telling Rocky the men were following her prior to crossing paths with the rapper and his crew.

 

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A petition was launched this week with over 130,000 taking part. His alleged inhumane detainment has caught the eyes of Congressman Adriano Espaillat, U.S. Representative for New York's Thirteenth Congressional District, as reported by Complex.

Congressman Espaillat formally announced his pledge for Rocky's return on Wednesday (July 10) he addressed several letters that were sent to the U.S. Department, U.S. Embassy in Sweden, and the Swedish Ambassador in Washington. They each pleaded for justice and innocence for the "Praise The Lord" artist.

"He's part of a growing, young movement of artists that, first of all, I commend because they identify with the neighborhood where they live, which in this case is Harlem," Espaillat said. "Harlem is a neighborhood that is very special because Harlem is not just about Apollo or 125th Street. It's really about an attitude and a young personality and history and a legacy. And so, for him to be a young person and continue to identify with Harlem, and be a strong presence of the artist community in Harlem, is great. That's why I'm going to bat for him."

Additional reporting by Alexis Reese. 

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Jenny from the Block chatted with the media outlet about the possibility of performing at next year’s game, which takes place in Miami.

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J. Lo also made headlines for her jaw-dropping appearance as the lead actress in the trailer for the upcoming film, Hustlers, where she plays a stripper alongside Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu and many more.

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Quavo Supports A$AP Rocky, Says He Was Also Targeted By Swedish Authorities

Quavo is commenting on the situation in Sweden involving A$AP Rocky. The A$AP Mob member is reportedly being held in a Swedish jail for alleged assault on an unidentified man.

After being prompted about cancelling shows in Europe a la Tyga in support of the Testing MC, the Migos member stated that while he wouldn’t cancel any shows, he is standing by A$AP, as he experienced a similar incident during his time overseas.

"Sweden had us down on the curb," he explained to the paparazzi. "Soon as we went to Sweden, they had me and my cameraman down on the curb and they were trying to lock us up too.”

“They ended up letting us go and it is what it is but Sweden is real tough,” he continues. “I don't know if I'd [cancel shows] but free my boy Rocky."

Despite reports, the 30-year-old MC is not being held in deplorable conditions. His lawyer Henrik Olson Lilja states that the rapper is in a common detention center and that he has no restrictions, meaning that he can “meet whomever he wants,” and that there is a waiting period to do so.

If convicted, A$AP Rocky faces up to six years behind bars.

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The "Juice" rapper took to his Twitter account on Tuesday (July 16), to tease a long-awaited announcement for fans if they watched the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that same day.

Watch fallon tonight at 10:30 Chicago time. Very important information #owbum pic.twitter.com/hi06QWqXJr

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During the interview, a light-hearted exchange between the two showed Fallon agreeing to pre-order the album only if Chance would disclose the release date and title. Once the purchase was complete, a roar of applause took over the studio and The Big Day, releasing July 26, was announced.

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— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) July 17, 2019

Chance also told audience members the importance of this release, saying that in the past he never sold his projects, however, his debut album will have a price tag attached.

You can pre-order The Big Day here which includes a hard-copy CD and digital album.

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