US president Trump to call Swedish PM about rapper A$AP detention

Last Updated: Jul 20 2019 14:44
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US President Donald Trump is planning to give a call to Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Lofven over the detention of US rapper A$AP.

A$AP’s detention was extended to another six days amid Sweden’s ongoing probe into a street fight in Stockholm that involved A$AP.

He was detained on July 3 along with his bodyguard and two other members of his entourage in connection with a fight that took place in the early hours of June 30.

“The court decided that the artist will remain in custody until July 25 because of the flight risk,” Daniel Suneson, the prosecutor in charge of the case, said in a statement. “This gives us time to complete the investigation.”

A$AP whose real name is Rakim Mayers has denied the allegations and says he acted in self-defense.