G-Eazy Says Sweden Treated Him Better Than ASAP Rocky, Blames White Privilege
A$AP Rocky has been locked up in Stockholm, Sweden and denied bail for almost three weeks as a result of a street fight he was involved in that was caught on camera. Many think his detainment is unjust including G-Eazy who believes race has played a part in how the matter has played out.
On Friday (July 19), G-Eazy hopped on Twitter to express his thoughts. "This is the sad truth...The difference between me and Rocky’s treatment in Sweden brings to mind two concepts that disgustingly go hand in hand: white privilege and systemic racism," Eazy posted. "Let's call it what it is. He should not be behind bars right now. My heart goes out to @asvpxrocky."
G-Eazy has first-hand experience dealing with the authorities in Sweden. Back in May 2018, he was arrested for assault and cocaine possession in the country. The Oakland, Calif. rapper was said to be "acting belligerent" in a club and attacked security who tried to calm him down. He was hit with the same charge as Rocky, suspicion of assault, and also had a cocaine possession charge tacked on. However, he spent less than two days in jail before he was offered a deal and pleaded guilty to violent resistance, a crime of violence against an official and illegal drug possession. He was handed a $10,000 fine and given probation, and ordered to pay the security guard he hit $900.
Rocky, who is in a similar situation with less charges, has been sitting in jail since July 2 and may need a whole president to help get him released.
Check out G-Eazy's post below.
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