The recent arrest of A$AP Rocky has derailed his European tour. In a statement issued to the Barcelona-based Sonar Festival, Rocky’s team announced he would be missing all of his scheduled dates for the month of July.
“A$AP Rocky is being detained in a Swedish jail for an unknown period of time for acting in self-defense during an altercation that took place,” his team said. “Due to this unfortunate situation he is forced to cancel his European festival and tour dates in July.”
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A statement from A$AP Rocky’s management: “A$AP Rocky is being detained in a Swedish jail for an unknown period of time for acting in self-defense during an altercation that took place. Due to this unfortunate situation he is forced to cancel his European festival and tour dates in July.” Due to this, Sónar regrets to announce that A$AP Rocky will no longer be performing at Sónar 2019. This development comes despite the best efforts of Sónar and A$AP Rocky’s management to find a solution, and we’d like to thank fans for their patience over the past week. Sónar is working hard to find a replacement artist for Friday 19th July, to be announced soon.
Rocky was originally supposed to be performing Wednesday (July 10) in Moscow, Russia. He’s also had to cancel his Splash! Festival gig in Germany this Friday (July 12) as well as events in the Ukraine, Belgium and Italy. He was already forced to miss July dates in Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Currently, Rocky is being detained in a Swedish jail while prosecutors determined whether to file assault charges against him. The jail reportedly has inhumane living conditions as Rocky is allegedly sleeping on a yoga mat without a blanket, being given dirty water, inedible food and been exposed to feces thrown by a prisoner in another cell. However, his lawyer has denied that report.
The A$AP Mob member is facing potential assault charges in Sweden after he and his crew were involved in a street brawl, which was caught on video. Rocky claims two men were following him throughout Stockholm and his actions were in self-defense.