While A$AP Rocky remains in a Swedish jail, his peers are calling for his release. Many have taken to social media to voice their support for the Harlem rapper, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a street brawl.
A #JusticeForRocky petition has been started on Change.org and received over 390,000 signatures, from Rocky’s friends including Diddy, Justin Bieber, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, and more. The goal is to get 500,000 signatures.
“Stand in support and request Rocky’s release from Swedish officials! Sign the petition and join the movement at change.org/JusticeForRocky – EVERYONE REPOST THIS NOW!!!!!!” Diddy wrote on Instagram.
Bieber also shared his support, writing, “we’re with you bro @asaprocky go sign this petition!!”
Swedish authorities plan to keep Rocky in custody for two weeks while prosecutors decide whether to charge him for aggravated assault stemming from a Stockholm street brawl, despite video showing the alleged victim harassing and attacking him.
Earlier this week, TMZ reported that the 30-year-old rapper is being held in a Swedish jail with “shockingly inhumane conditions,” including “wretched” food and facilities that are not fit for human beings.
Other celebrities including Kid Cudi, Tory Lanez, and Nicki Minaj have also called for Rocky’s release. The latter sympathized with Rocky after she was almost arrested during a visit to Jamaica. “I performed in Jamaica before & when i got off the stage I was surrounded by police with guns drawn,” said Minaj. “They were ready 2 take me to jail b/c they said I forgot to bleep a couple curses…. I could make one mistake & go to jail in a diff country where women have no rights. #FreeAsap.”
Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Ferg, ScHoolboy Q, and Jaden Smith have all vowed to never perform in Sweden again. “I stand with @feliciathegoat & @asapferg & will not perform in any venue in SWEDEN until @asaprocky is FREE,” wrote The Game.