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A$AP Rocky to miss Wireless festival due to arrest


A$AP ROCKY will be a no show at Wireless festival on Sunday (Jul 8) as Swedish prosecutors are continuing to detain him on suspicion of assault.

The L$D star, was arrested on Tuesday, following his performance at the Smash festival in Stockholm.

Wireless organisers had kept him on the bill, but a Stockholm district court judge agreed to Swedish prosecutors' request to extend his detention for two weeks until July 19 while an investigation into the incident takes place

A court spokeswoman told Sky News the judge agreed to the request to extend detention as the hip-hop star is a flight risk.

"There is a risk that if he is released he will abscond or otherwise evade prosecution or conviction," they said.

Wireless have yet to comment on whether he will be replaced as a headliner for Sunday. Rappers Cardi B and Travis Scott top the bill on Friday and Saturday.

Rocky and members of his entourage have been accused of punching a man in the street during an altercation last weekend, which was caught on camera and posted on U.S. website TMZ.

The rapper defended himself by releasing footage taken in the lead up to the fight, claiming the alleged victim had been harassing and following his crew, and after repeatedly telling him to back off, they eventually became embroiled in a brawl.

The star's lawyer, Henrik Olsson Lilja, is "confident" his client will be cleared of any wrongdoing when the facts of the matter are fully revealed.

If convicted of assault, Rocky faces up to six years in prison. Prosecutors have already agreed to release the star's security guard, who the man was accused of attacking first, due to "insufficient evidence".

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