(AllHipHop News) Rakim "A$AP Rocky" Mayers is still incarcerated overseas. Despite white American rapper G-Eazy suggesting Rocky's legal situation in Sweden was the result of racism, the locked up Harlem-raised rapper apparently will avoid using race in his potential assault case.
Our A$AP sources say he has made it clear to all in contact with him ... he doesn't think he's being held because he's black. That's consistently been his story. Here's the reality ... if A$AP or his team DARED suggest he's being held because he's a black rapper, there would be hell to pay with the prosecutor and probably the judge as well. We've spoken with Swedish Embassy and other officials, and they're all adamant ... they do not discriminate. If foreigners suggested otherwise in court, our sources say it would be a disaster.
Rocky has received public support from numerous celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jaden Smith, Meek Mill, T.I., Schoolboy Q, and Tyler, The Creator. President Donald Trump offered his help in the situation, but there have been reports that the Trump Administration's effort could actually end up hindering the 30-year-old entertainer.
In contrast, some observers have chosen not to back the #FreeRocky campaign. Critics of the Testing album creator cite his controversial comments about the killing of Mike Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, the resulting protests in the Missouri town, and the Black Lives Matter social justice movement.
Rocky was quoted saying, "They're not forcing me to do sh*t. I'm just gonna stay black and die. Why, because I'm black? So every time something happens because I'm black I gotta stand up? What the f*ck am I, Al Sharpton now? I'm A$AP Rocky. I did not sign up to be no political activist."