Rapper RZA Says Arrested A$AP Rocky Is a Hostage in Sweden - NBC Bay Area

Rapper RZA Says Arrested A$AP Rocky Is a Hostage in Sweden

Swedish prosecutors say Rocky and two others attacked a man there; Rocky says he acted in self-defense

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    RZA of 'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' speaks onstage during the Hulu segment of the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California.

    RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan says he's concerned over what he calls a hostage situation for fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who's charged with assault in Sweden.

    RZA told The Associated Press at an event Friday promoting the Hulu drama series "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" that he doesn't condone violence, but celebrities have to protect themselves, and Rocky is not dangerous or a criminal.

    He says he's "disappointed in Sweden" and "disappointed that a judge cannot discern that this is not a man you hold hostage."

    Swedish prosecutors say Rocky and two others attacked a man there. Rocky says he acted in self-defense. He's been in custody since July 3.

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    President Donald Trump has also spoken out against Rocky's detention.

    RZA says if Trump helped, "that'd be a beautiful thing."