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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and The White House may be working to release A$AP Rocky, but they still have no power over the sovereign nation of Sweden. Help seems to be on the way for the rapper who has been in incarcerated in the Scandanavian country since July 2nd, but it is not coming fast enough, as now Sweden deemed him a flight risk and will be detaining him for at least six more days. This all stems from a suspected assault during a street altercation.

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Following two weeks of detainment in a Swedish jail as prosecutors investigated his involvement in a street altercation, A$AP Rocky will now be spending another six days behind bars after being deemed a flight risk.

A hearing in Stockholm District Court on Friday morning granted prosecutors’ request for more time to investigate the alleged assault, PEOPLE confirms. The prosecutor now has until Thursday, July 25 to decide whether to charge the rapper or not.

“The Court decided that the artist will remain in custody until 25 July, because of the flight risk. This gives us time to complete the investigation,” prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in a statement.

“We have worked intensively with the investigation and need more time, until Thursday next week in order to complete the preliminary investigation. As long as the preliminary investigation is ongoing, I cannot give any further comments.”

Neither a rep for A$AP Rocky nor his lawyer immediately responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

On July 2, A$AP Rocky, né Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm following a street altercation for suspected assault, along with three others who were involved in the incident — “two of whom were suspected of serious abuse and one of the abuse of the normal degree,” the prosecutor’s office said in a press release.

A$AP Rocky last appeared in Stockholm District Court with his previous attorney Henrik Olsson Lilja on July 5, and it was then that the judge ruled on the two-week investigation — though the possibility remained that he could be held for longer if prosecutors needed more time.

On July 9, a source close to the rapper told PEOPLE that the Swedish jail where A$AP Rocky was being held is “inhumane” and “horrific.”

“The conditions of the facility are horrific,” the source said. “Some of the inhumane conditions Rocky and his colleagues are facing at the Stockholm Detention Center include 24/7 solitary confinement, restriction of amenities for the most basic of human functions, access to palatable and life-sustaining food as well as unsanitary conditions.”

“Rocky is now being detained for an unknown period of time until they have a trial and he is having his legal and basic human rights ignored while being forced to live in inhumane conditions — all for acting in self-defense,” the source alleged.

We hate to hear A$AP Rocky is still incarcerated, and are praying for his speedy release and return home. He should not travel abroad for awhile–or at least nowhere in Northern Europe!

 

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Kim Kardashian Being Sued By Photographer Over Pic She Posted on IG in 2018!

Permission, copyrights, and intellectual property are a real thing. Kim Kardashian is dealing with this now as a photographer is suing her for posting a picture he shot of her and her husband, Kanye West back in 2018. Apparently, he never gave Kim permission to use the picture and she posted it to her Instagram where millions of people liked it. The photographer alleged he was never compensated either for his work.

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Permission, copyrights, and intellectual property are a real thing. Kim Kardashian is dealing with this now as a photographer is suing her for posting a picture he shot of her and her husband, Kanye West back in 2018. Apparently, he never gave Kim permission to use the picture and she posted it to her Instagram where millions of people liked it. The photographer alleged he was never compensated either for his work.

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This tender moment between the Wests ended up on Kim’s Instagram — back in October 2018 — and while more than 2.2 million people liked it, one professional photographer hates it to the point he’s suing Kim.

Saeed Bolden says he’s the guy who snapped the loving shot, and therefore he owns it. According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, Bolden says he never gave KKW permission to use it, nor did she pay him to use it … so he wants a little something for his trouble.

For sure, it’s a rare pic … Kanye’s smiling, after all. We think it’s from their trip to Africa — when Ye was working on an album … which he ended up scrapping altogether.

As for how much the pic is worth? Bolden doesn’t name a price — he’s suing for any profits Kim’s made off the post, plus punitive damages.

Oddly, he’s also suing Kim’s shapewear line, Skims Body. because he claims it shares Kim’s IG account … though the solo Skims account never posted the photo.

This lawsuit brings up questions about copyright, especially when it comes to social media. As a safeguard, you should at least “@” the photographer in your captions on these photos to give them credit. What do you guys think? Petty or no? Does Kim Kardashian owe this photographer any money?

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Patrick Stewart Reveals He Has Spoken w/ Marvel about X-Men Movies, But Has NO Plans to Return!

For good or ill, Fox’s version of The X-Men and its related properties are done for. Disney’s acquisition of the properties is giving them all a hard reboot (with the possible exception of “New Mutants”) with new actors and stories. However, Patrick Stewart reveals that he has spoken with Marvel about the addition of the mutant heroes into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but has no plans to reprise his role of “Professor X.” Patrick ties with Hugh Jackman  (“Wolverine”) as the longest actor–seventeen years–to play a Marvel superhero.

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For good or ill, Fox’s version of The X-Men and its related properties are done for. Disney’s acquisition of the properties is giving them all a hard reboot (with the possible exception of “New Mutants”) with new actors and stories. However, Patrick Stewart reveals that he has spoken with Marvel about the addition of the mutant heroes into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but has no plans to reprise his role of “Professor X.” Patrick ties with Hugh Jackman  (“Wolverine”) as the longest actor–seventeen years–to play a Marvel superhero.

via Screenrant.com

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Stewart wrapped up his run as the character in 2017, the same year Disney began its purchase of Fox and re-gained the rights to use the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Although Marvel Studios confirmed its plans to bring the X-Men into the MCU at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the franchise is expected to get a hard reboot after Fox’s run of films. The only potential exception to that rule in The New Mutants, Fox and Josh Boone’s long-delayed spinoff that finally opens in theaters in April. It’s been reported the horror-centric mutant movie has been scrubbed clean of its references to the Fox X-Men universe, in case Feige decides to fold its characters into the MCU at a certain point in Phase 5.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Stewart confirmed he met with Feige a couple of months ago and had “long, long conversations” with him about the X-Men movies, saying there have been “moves and suggestions, which include Charles Xavier”. But before anyone reads too much into that, Stewart added he isn’t planning to return as Professor X in the MCU, explaining “Here’s the problem… If we had not made Logan, then yes, I would probably be ready to get into that wheelchair one more time and be Charles Xavier. But Logan changed all that”.
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Patrick was an amazing Professor X for sure, but we are sure there are other capable and great actors to take over the role of the founder of the X-Men. Also, he has his own hands full as he is reprising his iconic role of “Jean-Luc Picard” in an upcoming “Star Trek” series.

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ICYMI! Janelle Monae Comes Out as Non-Binary Using “Steven Universe” Character!

Janelle Monae is undoubtedly one of the most talented people in the world. However, it is her transparency that we have always admired the most about her.

Janelle Monae became even more transparent recently when she revealed to the world, via Twitter, she is non-binary!

Yep, Janelle Monae joins the likes of Amandla Stenberg, Sam Smith, and Ruby Rose who also identify as non-binary, or gender fluid, not conforming or identifying with either gender of male or female. Often the pronouns they identify with are “them” and “they” because they are seen as gender neutral. Janelle tweeted the following from her personal account, using a non-binary character from Cartoon Network’s progressive and LGBT friendly animated series, “Steven Universe,” named “Stevonnie.”

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Janelle Monae is undoubtedly one of the most talented people in the world. However, it is her transparency that we have always admired the most about her.

Janelle Monae became even more transparent recently when she revealed to the world, via Twitter, she is non-binary!

Yep, Janelle Monae joins the likes of Amandla Stenberg, Sam Smith, and Ruby Rose who also identify as non-binary, or gender fluid, not conforming or identifying with either gender of male or female. Often the pronouns they identify with are “them” and “they” because they are seen as gender neutral. Janelle tweeted the following from her personal account, using a non-binary character from Cartoon Network’s progressive and LGBT friendly animated series, “Steven Universe,” named “Stevonnie.”

Stevonnie is a fusion comprised of Steven Universe, a young boy born with a magical gem that gives him superhuman abilities, and his best friend/love interest Connie Maheswaran, a normal human girl.

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The line “I am an experience” is in part quoted from the series when Steven’s mother, Rose Quartz, tells another fusion, Garnet, “you are not one person, you are not two people, you are an experience.” Garnet, in turn, later said the same thing to Stevonnie after Steven and Connie first fused together.

We love Janelle Monae regardless of how she–we mean they–identify! Now, if we can just get another interview with her!

What are your thoughts on Janelle coming out? Will you still be supporting them? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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