Hip-Hop Is Boycotting Sweden After ASAP Rocky’s Arrest

Tyler the Creator, Schoolboy Q, and T.I. call for boycott of Sweden following ASAP Rocky's arrest.

Hip-Hop Is Boycotting Sweden After ASAP Rocky’s Arrest

The country is now “officially outside of the culture.”

Published July 9th

The hip-hop community is rallying around A$AP Rocky, who is currently being detained in Sweden after the rapper and three others were arrested in connection to a street brawl that happened in Stockholm. So far, the Swedish authorities are holding Rocky under lock and key for two weeks as police investigate the incident.

  1. In the days immediately following his arrest, a wellspring of support from fans and artists has flowed in for Rocky. On Saturday, Travis Scott joined the call for Rocky's freedom while on stage at the Wireless Festival — where Rocky was also slated to perform.

  2. Now, hip-hop’s heavyweights are taking things a step further, calling for a boycott of Sweden in protest of Rocky’s treatment. On Tuesday (July 9), Tyler the Creator pledged that he will no longer perform in the Scandinavian country. 

    Shortly after, Schoolboy Q threw his support behind Tyler, writing “I’m not goin nomo eitHer….#FLACKO.” Within a few hours, T.I. co-signed the movement as well, declaring an official boycott against Sweden on behalf of the hip-hop community.

    “There it is... Sweden’s now officially outside of the culture on the NO GO list!!!

    Until they #FreeFlacko It’s UP!!!!,” he proclaimed on Instagram.

     

    Very little information about the case has been made available to the public, with Swedish authorities keeping a tight lid on anything getting out to the press. Concern grew for the 30-year-old rapper after reports surfaced that he could possibly be facing a 6-year stint in jail if the prosecutors do move forward with charging him.

    News surfaced this week that the 30-year-old rapper's human rights are possibly being violated when TMZ reported that he’s being denied the right to speak with U.S officials without supervision.

Written by Danielle Ransom

(Photos from L-R: Stephane Cardinale/Getty Images, Mike McGinnis/Getty Images, and Prince Williams/Wireimage)

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