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A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault in Sweden ⁠— Here's Everything You Need to Know

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A$AP Rocky was charged with assault by Swedish authorities on July 25. Per NPR, the American rapper will remain in Swedish custody until his trial begins next week. 

A$AP Rocky's arrest, detainment, and charging have caused international controversy. These events also have fans bringing up A$AP Rocky's BLM comments from July 2016. Here's everything you need to know. 

A$AP Rocky never wanted to be a political activist.

The rapper's arrest is showcasing what goes on with international politics, but A$AP Rocky (real name: Rakim Mayers) didn't want to be an activist himself. In a 2016 interview with Power 105's Breakfast Club, A$AP Rocky made headlines when he seemingly distanced himself from the Black Lives Matter movement.