Rapper ASAP Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) is currently sitting in a Swedish jail after he was involved in a street brawl in Stockholm earlier this month. Now, his celeb friends are boycotting, signing petitions, and calling out injustice in his defense. They allege he has been denied the right to fair representation and that he's being held in "inhumane conditions." He filed an appeal on Monday (July 8th), but it was denied, so the Swedish court ordered him to spend two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate the incident.
People haven't forgot about the time he turned a blind eye to racial injustices a few years ago. In 2015, ASAP made some comments about Ferguson and the #BlackLivesMatter movement that rubbed people the WRONG way. The Harlem took twitter to defend his comments in a series of now deleted tweets.
Black Twitter didn’t think his “apology” was sincere enough. The Bad Girl of Blogging Diamond Dosage sparked a conversation via twitter that got people talking, and the rest of black twitter chimed in as well.
ASAP’s situation has nothing to do with me. He’s rich. I don’t wanna talk about no fucking ASAP. He’s rich. He lives in Soho and Beverly Hills, I can’t relate.— Bad Girl of Blogging 💎 (@DiamondsDosage) July 10, 2019
Be careful with what you put out in this world, it will come back to you.— Bad Girl of Blogging 💎 (@DiamondsDosage) July 10, 2019
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”— Bad Girl of Blogging 💎 (@DiamondsDosage) July 10, 2019
-Martin Luther King Jr.
MORE FROM BLACK TWITTER:
Fuck that nigga asap rocky Im too busy being black in the Bronx to give a fuck about him lol I dont be out there in sweden so thats none of my business— Juliana King (@Electrickseoul) July 10, 2019
When unarmed black men were being murdered at the hands of the police, ASAP Rocky was out here like “I don’t wanna talk about no Ferguson shit I don’t live over there, I live in SoHo, Beverly Hills, I can’t relate.” Now look at him 🤣— ashh (@ashhhhlorenn) July 10, 2019
Lol @ y’all feeling bad for ASAP Rocky who gives no fucks about black people, our issues or all the wrongfully convicted black men sitting in prison. Y’all fucking kill me man— newilson (@jameswxlson) July 10, 2019