Back for a gig in Stockholm, A$AP Rocky won’t play in prison

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, ASAP Rocky poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Fashion Awards in central London. U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky said he wanted to entertain inmates at the Kronoberg prison where he was held on assault charges in June 2019, but Sweden’s prison board said Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019, he won’t be able to perform there because of logistical and security issues. (FILE Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

COPENHAGEN - Sweden’s prison board says U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky won’t be able to perform in the Swedish prison where he was held until convicted of assault in a June street brawl in Stockholm.

Citing logistical and security issues, Vilhelm Grevik of Sweden’s Prison and Probation Service told the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet on Wednesday, that the prison board won’t be able to organize a concert in the Kronoberg prison.

In August, A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was convicted of assault. The rapper and his two bodyguards were given "conditional sentences," meaning they won't serve prison time unless they commit a similar offence in the future.

Mayers who wanted to entertain inmates at the Kronoberg prison, is due to perform Dec. 11 at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe arena.

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