The two-minute clip opens with shots of the street where the altercation between Flacko, his crew and two men happened. The artist then explains that the local authorities began looking for them when the video of the incident went viral, and because Rocky had a scheduled concert, he and his team reached out to the authorities and would be “more than cooperative” if they needed to question him. Although he was allowed to do the show, they was arrested right after he got off stage and brought to the detention center.
Bladi, AWGE’s photographer, claims that the police “pretty much had their mind made up already” as they brought him to cell after asking him a few questions. John Ehmann, Rocky’s manager, also revealed that the group was arrested around 3 or 4 a.m. and that he went to the embassy as soon as it opened. Their contact at the embassy tried to reach out to the detention center to check on Rocky and the group, but Ehmann called the center “rejective” and their contact informed them that this was a violation of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention. “This was a huge red flag to me, that so early on they were being this difficult, and I knew we were in for it,” he added. Meanwhile, A$AP Lou was reaching out to anyone and everyone about lawyers and any kind of information that could help them because he “had a bad feeling about the whole situation.”
“The first couple of days when you’re locked up and sh*t, when you know you got money or some sh*t, you’re just like, ‘Yeah, I’m not gonna be in here too long,’ and sh*t like that,” Rocky said. “When you find out that they don’t have a bail system or plea bargain, it doesn’t matter how much money you throw. That’s when you’re like, ‘Oh, this is some bullsh*t. They’re gonna make an example out of me.’ And that’s what they did.”
Watch the full clip above and stay tuned for more info on a wide release.