Sweden's Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by USA rapper ASAP Rocky against his detention over a Stockholm street brawl despite his lawyer's plea that the star was not a flight risk and protests by fans and leading hip-hop stars. Furthermore, insiders claim there is a prisoner in the cell next to Rocky's who has "severe mental issues who slams his head against the concrete wall and hurls feces every which way". According to sources with direct knowledge of Rocky's situation, there is "wretched" food and facilities that are not fit for human beings.
On top of the "inhumane" living conditions in the facility, which the source said is "disease-ridden", TMZ was told the water is not clean and the food is not edible.
On Friday, a Swedish district court decided the 30-year-old, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, should be kept in custody while prosecutors investigate a June 30 brawl, thereby putting on hold the artist's current European tour. Other images showed how one of the young men was later thrown to the ground and beaten.
The rapper was denied bail and has been placed in solitary confinement in Sweden since then, a move that has been criticized by fans all over social media.
What happens next for A$AP Rocky remains unclear.
Insiders also claimed Swedish officials violated the Vienna Convention for Consular Relations - a treaty which enables foreigners detained in Sweden to immediately see an official from the U.S. Consulate - by denying the representative access when they arrived at the detention centre.
TMZ reports that the Swedish authorities did not allow officials from the U.S. Consulate to see Rocky for two days, and when they eventually allowed them, it was in the presence of Swedish guards, so he was unable to have a private conversation with the U.S. officials.
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Tyler, the Creator has vowed never to perform in Sweden again following A$AP Rocky's arrest there last week.