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Swedish rapper reported for Twitter death threat

24 May 2012, 11:56

Published: 24 May 2012 11:56 GMT+02:00

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The rapper, known as Stebbe Staxx, threatened to torture and murder Åkesson after seeing him on a television program, wrote the TT news agency, and tweeted that he wanted to torture the party leader with “pliers and a blowtorch to stop the bleeding” for three days and then “kill the fag”.

“Jimmie felt sick when he first heard about it, and naturally took it pretty badly,” Åkesson’s press secretary Linus Bylund told The Local.

“But when we learnt more about this man’s background, we became frightened. This man has a criminal history and is making threats very publicly.”

According to Bylund, the rapper has a violent criminal past, something which made Åkesson take the threat more seriously.

“I naturally took it very badly and became especially frightened when I learned of the person’s background,” wrote Åkesson in a statement, according to TT.

Bylund stated that party leaders are accustomed to various threats, yet were shocked and surprised that the rapper not made them anonymously.

“It’s only natural that we take this with the utmost seriousness.”

The rapper, who was reported to police on Thursday, has apologized for his “clumsy choice of words”, according to TT.

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Your comments about this article

13:34 May 24, 2012 by byke
if I was a Swedish Rapper, I would call myself Tetra-pak
14:38 May 24, 2012 by Shibumi
Thanks for the mid-afternoon chuckle Byke!
15:53 May 24, 2012 by godnatt
The concept of a white Swedish gangster rapper is perhaps the funniest thing ever....

Does he rap about having hardcore fikas and the gangster times at sportlov?

What a self-hating, wanna-be pu$$y.
17:02 May 24, 2012 by libertarianism
Re 1 :) , my Swedish rap name would be 50 Öre or Ishonkey. I can't decide.
17:20 May 24, 2012 by Shibumi
Definitely Ishonkey! That's hilarious! Coming up with clever rapper names is a talent that I, sadly, do not possess.
21:32 May 24, 2012 by rise
Is this a hoax? Who's "Stebbe Staxx"? The only hit Google gives is a return to The Local:

10:20 May 25, 2012 by zooeden
Oh poor Jimmie!!!
11:36 May 25, 2012 by eppie
tetrapak i huset....representera!
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