A$AP Rocky blocked from performing in Swedish prison where he was held
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American rapper A$AP Rocky has been barred from performing in the Swedish prison where he was held earlier this year on assault charges, the country’s prison board said Wednesday.

Vilhelm Grevik of Sweden’s Prison and Probation Service told Swedish news outlet Svenska Dagbladet Wednesday that the prison board can’t hold a concert in the prison, citing logistical and security concerns, The Associated Press reports.

The rapper had sought to entertain inmates at the Kronoberg prison, but will still be performing at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe arena on Dec. 11, the AP reports.


The report comes after A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was convicted in August of assault after being arrested and charged following a June incident in the Swedish capital in which he reportedly was involved.

A video of the incident began circulating on social media and appeared to show the 30-year-old musician slamming another person into the ground.

The case gained additional traction after President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE said he learned about it from first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFirst lady lends a hand to 'Toys for Tots' charity drive The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — GOP, Democrats square off at final impeachment hearing The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - A crucial week on impeachment MORE and had also talked about it with rapper Kanye WestKanye Omari WestKanye to join Joel Osteen on tour at Yankee Stadium: report A$AP Rocky blocked from performing in Swedish prison where he was held Kanye West is a welcomed disruptive voice MORE.

The incident caused some diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and Sweden, with Trump asking the country’s prime minister to intervene — a request that Stefan Löfven declined.