AceShowbiz - Hip-hop stars are banding together to demand for A$AP Rocky's freedom. T.I., Tyler, the Creator and ScHoolBoy Q have taken to Twitter to announce boycott on Sweden after their fellow rapper is detained by officials in the country.
Tyler first swore off the Scandinavian country, posting on Monday, July 8, "no more sweden for me, ever." He followed up the tweet with "FLACKO FLACKO FLACKO." Rocky is often credited as record producer under the pseudonym Lord Flacko.
Shortly afterward, ScHoolBoy Q weighed in on Rocky's arrest by replying to Tyler's post, "I'm not goin nomo eitHer... #FLACKO." Echoing the sentiment, T.I. Shared a screengrab of Tyler and SchoolBoy Q's tweets and wrote in the caption, "Welp...There it is... Sweden's now officially outside of the culture on the NO GO list!!! Until they #FreeFlacko It's UP!!!!"
Many Instagram users, however, are not supporting these three rappers' move and think they overreact. "But is it 'Sweden's' fault? Like the entire nation? Blacklisted because of how it's Police Dept dealt with one tourist?" one baffled follower asked.
"So now we boycotting entire countries now. Y'all always doing too much for social media," another commented. Someone else added, "Yea the fault isn't really Sweden's or its people. There was a fight, a man is being trialed, chill tf out man."
Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday night, July 2 after he was caught on camera attacking a man on the street outside Max restaurant on Sunday night. Three members of his entourage were also seen joining him to beat and kick the man.
A judge agreed to Swedish prosecutors' request to extend his detention for two weeks until July 19 as the court determined he possesses a flight risk, while the matter is being investigated. "There is a risk that if he is released he will abscond or otherwise evade prosecution or conviction," said a court spokeswoman.