President Trump Says He Will Call Prime Minister of Sweden to Help A$AP Rocky
After speaking with Kanye West and learning about A$AP’s Rocky incarceration in Sweden, Trump tweeted Friday he will be calling the Prime Minister of Sweden to “see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!”
After headlining the Smash x Stadion hip-hop festival, the 30-year-old rapper was arrested along with three others on June 30 following an alleged brawl that broke out. Rocky denies the charges.
Prior to the altercation, Rocky posted to his Instagram account a video of his entourage blocking him from people approaching them. Rocky can be heard telling the men to stop following them.
The judge extended Rocky’s custody on Friday and added that he was a flight risk, until July 25. Rocky’s lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, regarded that the punishment Rocky is facing does not match the level of the crime, even if he were found guilty.
Many celebrities and public figures have called for the release of Rocky. On Thursday, Kim Kardashian thanked President Trump and Secretary Mike Pompeo in their efforts to get Rocky released.
Trump said that his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, was the one who first informed him of Rocky’s custody, asking Trump “can you help A$AP Rocky?”
“Many, many members of the African American community have called me, friends of mine, and said, ‘Can you help?’” Trump said Friday in the Oval Office. “So, I personally don’t know ASAP Rocky, but I can tell you that he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country and when I say African American I think I can really say from everybody in the country because we’re all one.”