It seems rappers in Sweden just can’t stay out of legal troubles! First up was G-Eazy, who we previously reported was arrested there in 2018 for allegedly assaulting nightclub security and having cocaine in his bag. A trial was held in Stockholm District Court shortly after, and G-Eazy pleaded guilty to assault and drug possession. As E! News reported that the rapper was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay the bouncer he assaulted between $800 and $900, then was released. Upon his release, the rapper said he was “indescribably embarrassed and sorry.”
Fast forward to 2019 and A$AP Rocky had his own altercation with Swedish authorities when he and two friends were arrested and charged with assault, according to the BBC. Video showed them getting into a street fight with a group of men who A$AP said would not stop following them. The Praise the Lord attacker argued it was self-defense, but he was nonetheless taken into police custody on July 3 and held pending a trial on July 30. A$AP later admitted, “It was a bit scary because I didn’t know this country [and] Their rules are different.” In the end, he was found guilty of assault, but the presiding judges only ordered him to pay some fines and release him, telling TMZ as they acknowledged his nearly month-long stint in jail was punishment enough for now another A-lister ended up in hot water with the Swede Polisen.
Was Drake arrested in Sweden?
Was he arrested or not? That’s the question Drake fans were asking about the Canadian rapper landed in Sweden on July 13 and July 14, rumors began to spread that he had been arrested for marijuana possession while partying at a Stockholm nightclub. Soon the keywords “Free Drake” were trending at one Twitter User joked that President Biden would “release Drake to increase his approval rating.” Without missing a beat, Drake’s team soon told The Hollywood Reporter that Champagne had daddy Not been taken into custody. Meanwhile, Philip Lewis, the front page editor at HuffPost, tweeted that he had spoken to the Swedish police, who confirmed that Drake was not in custody at the time. Additionally, the rapper’s team told him, “Drake is at his hotel and has not been arrested.”
Well, it seems that wasn’t entirely true. On July 17, Drake took to Instagram to post a series of snaps from his European romp, and below was a photo that seemed to confirm it did have a clash with swedish police. The picture shows a piece of paper issued by the Prosecutor’s Office and the National Police Agency entitled “Information for those suspected of a crime and subsequently arrested”. It lists all the rights a person has under Swedish law and outlines the steps to be followed, starting with an interrogation. As TMZ points out, it’s unclear if a court date will follow, but Drake has clearly been released as he has since traveled to Ibiza, Spain.