Almost 400,000 people sign petition to demand rapper A$AP Rocky's release 4 months ago

Almost 400,000 people sign petition to demand rapper A$AP Rocky's release

The rapper was arrested in Sweden towards the end of last week.

At the time of writing, close to 400,000 people have signed a petition to demand the release of rapper A$AP Rocky, who was arrested in Sweden last week.

He was arrested following the emergence of footage of a fight between him and his entourage, and two people who appeared to be following him for quite some time.

A petition has since been created to demand his release, which claims that he acted in self-defence and that Rocky and his friends were "physically assaulted" first.

It also claims that the conditions at the Stockholm Detention Centre are "horrendous", and that they include:

"24/7 solitary confinement, restriction of amenities for the most basic of human functions, access to palatable and life sustaining food as well as unsanitary conditions."

The petition was shared by A$AP Mob - Rocky's entourage - on their official Twitter account.

Among the rappers who have signed the petition are Post Malone, Lil Yachty and Miguel, with a number of them sharing the document on their respective Instagram pages.