This Week’s Creative-Weekly: A$AP Rocky faces six years in prison, J. Cole reveals his wife is pregnant with their second child and Jaden drops sophomore album.
A$AP Rocky Arrested in Sweden for Suspected Assault
American artist A$AP Rocky is currently locked up in a Swedish prison for an alleged assault. The 30-year old rapper was arrested on Tuesday (July 2) for punching a man on the street in Stockholm after his performance at the Smash Hip-Hop festival on June 30. Rocky claims the man kept following him and his entourage around and “slapping girls butts who passed.”
The man was harassing A$AP and his crew for about half an hour before they had enough, TMZ reports. Last week Rocky shared a video on Instagràm that detailed the events leading to his arrest.
In the video, Rocky and his entourage appear to be in discussion with two young men about a pair of broken headphones.
“So a few drug addicts are not my fans,” he said on his caption. “We don’t know these guys and we didn’t want trouble, they followed us for 4 blocks, and they were slapping girls butts who passed, give me a break.”
The rapper later shared another video that showed the alleged victim using his headphones to hit Rocky’s bodyguard.
The Swedish detention system doesn’t allow for bail to be posted so Rocky will remain locked up till prosecutors finish their investigation.
“It depends on whether the investigation is completed or not,” a spokesperson told PEOPLE. “If the investigation is finished and the prosecutor chooses to indict, then they will do that. But if the investigation is not completed by then — which is fairly likely given that two weeks is a relatively short time — the prosecutor will request that he is detained for a further two weeks. It is then for the court to decide.”
Following his arrest, A$AP Rocky has missed scheduled performances at the Open’er Festival in Poland and London’s wireless festival.
The rapper faces up to 6 years in prison if convicted.
J. Cole Ad Wife, Melissa Heholt Are Expecting Their Second Child
J. Cole unorthodoxly revealed his wife is pregnant with their second child. On the song Sacrifices off the newly released Dreamville compilation “Revenge Of The Dreamers III,” Cole raps: “She gave me the gift of my son, and plus we got one on the way/She gave me a family to love, for that, I can never repay, I’m crying while writing these words/The tears, they feel good on my face.”
Cole, whose real name is Jermaine Cole married Melissa Heholt in 2015 and they already have a son together. The couple are yet to confirm the news.
Released July 5, Revenge Of The Dreamers III features Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign, Reason, Vince Staples and more
Jaden Drops “ERYS” Album
On Friday (July 5), Jaden Smith released his sophomore LP ERYS.
Serving as the follow up to his 2017 debut SYRE, ‘ERYS’ features appearances from A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Tyler, The Creator and his sister Willow.
Stream the album below.
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