Revered Russian rapper faces 15 days in jail

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rapper is facing two weeks in jail for performing on a car after prosecutors banned his gig.

Husky, 25, has a wide following among young Russians with his videos scoring up to 6 million views on YouTube.

Husky, known for his songs mocking authorities and police brutality, was due to perform in the southern city of Krasnodar when local prosecutors warned the venue that his act had elements of what they termed as "extremism."

The gig was moved to another club where the power was shut off, and Husky's fans poured outside. Videos posted online showed the rapper on the car.

Husky's lawyer Alexander Avanesyan said Thursday his client faces up to 15 days in prison for organizing an unauthorized gathering and disobeying police orders.