American rapper A $ AP Rocky has been arrested for suspected assault in Sweden along with three other people over an incident that took place on Sunday, Swedish officials have confirmed CBS News. A spokesman for the Swedish Prosecutor said that the artist was arrested for suspected "serious assault", but would not provide further details.
A $ AP Rocky wrote short video clips allegedly showing the incident that led to his arrest and a statement proclaiming his innocence to his Instagram channel.
The spokesman for the prosecution office said the relationship between the four people arrested under arrest was not clear.
The videos show the rapper and a couple of colleagues who interact with two young men who seemed to be arguing for a pair of headphones or a cell phone. A $ AP Rocky claimed on Instagram that one of the men hit his bodyguard with a pair of headphones. The clips show some physical interaction between the young men when A $ AP Rocky and an associate repeatedly tell the other men to go away and stop following them.
"So few drug addicts aren't my fans," he told his Instagram account. "We do not know these guys, and we do not want problems, they followed us in 4 blocks, and the gentle girls passing by gave me a break."
A woman who is not seen in the video may be told to tell the rapper that one of the other young men "struck my ass and my girlfriend's ass".
It wasn't clear what happened before or after the videos were shot, but another video was transferred online, which seems to show battles being thrown by members of the A $ AP Rocky & # 39; s entourage at the two other men, of whom it ends up on the ground and bumps from at least three people.
The New York City-born rapper, who is also a music producer and model was arrested on Tuesday after playing at Smash hip hop festival in Stockholm, Sweden.
A statement by the prosecution on Wednesday only said that the investigation was still in "an initial phase" and therefore no evidence of any evidence was provided.
According to Swedish law, he and the other suspects can be held for up to three days before they must appear before a judge faces formal charges, but it may not take long.