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Swedish prosecutor seeks longer detention for rapper ASAP Rocky

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Published: 20.Jul.2019 09:28 hrs

A Swedish prosecutor on Friday requested the extension of US rapper ASAP Rocky's detention on suspicion of assault during a street brawl in Stockholm, despite pleas from fellow artists demanding his release.

"We have been working intensively with the investigation and now need until Thursday next week to complete the preliminary investigation," prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in a statement.

The 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested on July 3 shortly after midnight along with three other people after a street fight on June 30. One of them, Mayer's bodyguard, was released later in the week.

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