Trump Announces He’s Helping To Get Rapper A$AP Rocky Out Of Swedish Prison
President Trump announced on Twitter that he’s contacting the Prime Minister of Sweden to try to help rapper A$AP Rocky get out of jail. The president credited the First Lady for making him aware of the A$AP Rocky’s arrest in Sweden.
The 20-year-old rapper and two of his friends were detained on July 3 after a brawl broke out on the streets of Stockholm.
A$AP Rocky posted a video to Instagram with a caption,“HITS SECURITY IN FACE WITH HEADPHONES THEN FOLLOW US
In both videos, A$AP Rocky and his friends are heard repeatedly asking the men to stop following them. One of the men throws his headphones at A$ASP Rocky’s body guard. A$AP Rocky caption read: SO A FEW DRUG ADDICTS ARE NOT MY FANS , WE DONT KNOW THESE GUYS AND WE DIDNT WANT TROUBLE, THEY FOLLOWED US FOR 4 BLOCKS, AND THEY WERE SLAPPING GIRLS BUTTS WHO PASSED, GIVE ME A BREAK
A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has a massive fan base including over 10.6 million followers on Instagram, so it’s not surprising that President Trump’s tweet is trending on Twitter.
Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
Reality star Kim Kardashian West publicly thanked President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner on Twitter.
Thank you @realDonaldTrump , @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated 🙏🏼🤞🏼 https://t.co/Ym1Rzo5Z6c— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus and Reverend Al Sharpton have rallied behind the musician calling for A$AP Rocky’s release. Reps. Adriano Espaillat, André Carson, Hakeem Jeffries, and Joaquin Castro also called for the rapper’s immediate release alleging “human rights violations” and “inhumane conditions” committed against the rap star.
Fans and celebrities have been showing their support on social media with the hashtag #JusticeForRocky. A petition on Change.org, which urged Swedish officials to release the rapper, got over 616,000 signatures.