American rapper Asap Rocky was earlier arrested these month, 4th July 2019 by police in Sweden on charges of Assault, as a result many fans and supporters have taken to social media to show their support for the rapper who is still in police custody.
Fellow artist such as Diddy and Justin Bieber have each posted the petition on their social media accounts, pleading with fans to sign. At the time of this publication, nearly 366k fans have signed and it only rapidly continues to rise. The goal is to get 500k signatures.
“Stand in support and request Rocky’s release from Swedish officials! Sign the petition and join the movement at change.org/JusticeForRocky – EVERYONE REPOST THIS NOW!!!!!!” Diddy demanded on Tuesday night.
Justin Bieber also shared his support, writing, “we’re with you bro @asaprocky go sign this petition!!”
Asap Rocky was arrested with three other for assaulting another group, a fight which Asap claimed started because the other group kept on following them, refusing to stop and reportedly hit his bodyguard with a pair of headphones.
Swedish authorities reportedly plan to keep Rocky in custody for two weeks according to Swedish law while prosecutors decide whether to charge him for aggravated assault stemming from a Stockholm street brawl, despite video showing the alleged victim harassing and attacking him.
A lot of celebrities including Nicki Minaj have also gone on social media to show support for the Harlem rapper.
I performed in Jamaica before & when i got off the stage I was surrounded by police with guns drawn. They were ready 2 take me to jail b/c they said I forgot to bleep a couple curses…. I could make one mistake & go to jail in a diff country where women have no rights. #FreeAsap
— YIKES (@NICKIMINAJ) July 10, 2019
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 10, 2019
FREE THE GOAT @asvpxrocky … THATS FUCKED UP WHAT YALL DOING TO THIS MAN
— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) July 10, 2019
Several artist have also vowed not to perform in any venue in Sweden again until Asap Rocky is free
no more sweden for me, ever
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 8, 2019
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) July 8, 2019
— Jaden (@jaden) July 10, 2019