Now, TMZ reports that the 30-year-old rapper is being held in a Swedish jail with “shockingly inhumane conditions.” According to sources with direct knowledge of Rocky’s situation, there is “wretched” food and facilities that are not fit for human beings.
Rocky is sleeping on a yoga mat with no blankets. The prisoner in the cell next to him reportedly has severe mental issues and slams his head against the wall and hurls feces, which are not cleaned up.
If that wasn’t enough, the facility is filthy and “disease ridden.” The water is supposedly not safe for drinking and the food is not edible. For the first five days, Rocky only ate an apple a day.
The “Goldie” MC is being held in custody for two weeks while prosecutors decide whether to charge him for aggravated assault stemming from the street brawl, despite video showing the alleged victim harassing and attacking Rocky.
Under the Vienna Convention for Consular Relations, when a foreigner like Rocky is arrested, he has a right to immediately see an official from the U.S. Consulate. He reportedly asked for the meeting, but when the official arrived at the detention center to meet him, he was denied access, a violation of the treaty.
Sources say the U.S. official believes he was denied access because Swedish officials did not want him to see the conditions inside the jail.
The consulate official was eventually allowed to see him two days later in the presence of two Swedish guards. Rocky and the official could not have a private conversation and they believe it was “a clear intimidation tactic.”
Rocky’s team is now trying to get the State Dept. to intervene. Sweden’s Supreme Court on Monday (July 8) rejected an appeal after a district court decided that Rocky should be kept in custody while prosecutors investigate the June 30 incident.
In the meantime, fans and friends have taken to social media to show their support, including A$AP Ferg, ScHoolboy Q, G-Eazy, and Tyler, the Creator, who tweeted, “no more sweden for me, ever.”