I’m trying to bring rapper ASAP Rocky home, says Trump

Brenda Watkins
July 20, 2019

During a press conference at the White House on Friday (July 19), Trump addressed the 30-year-old rapper's current detainment in Stockholm, Sweden.

United States rapper A$AP Rocky's detention in Sweden was extended by six days today while prosecutors investigate him for aggravated assault over a street fight in Stockholm.

Kardashian West linked to a TMZ report that clarified that Trump is aware of "President A$AP Rocky's legal sitch in Sweden".

A$AP Rocky had told the two men in the video: "We don't want to fight you all, we're not trying to go to jail". "And when I say African-American, I think I can really say from everybody in this country, because we're all one".

After boarding Air Force One en route to a fundraiser at Bedminster golf club, Trump tweeted that he had just chatted with West regarding Mayers's arrest and said that he'd be calling the "very talented" prime minister of Sweden to mitigate the situation.

Espaillat called for ASAP Rocky's release, saying in a joint statement with other House members: "This incident serves as yet another example of the racially motivated focus and prejudices young men of color are subjected to around the world". A$AP Rocky's lawyer has called the fight a matter of self-defense, claiming that the two men "followed, harassed, and physically assaulted" his client. "So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!" he tweets.

Stockholm court on Friday ordered that United States rapper ASAP Rocky should be kept in custody in Sweden for another week while an investigation is completed into an alleged assault during a street brawl.

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have received support from Donald Trump in getting A$AP Rocky released from Swedish jail.

Trump and West have spoken highly of each other since the early days of the Trump presidency.

"Actually, the one who knew about ASAP Rocky was our First Lady", Trump said, pointing to his wife.

"Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated", she wrote Thursday.

Trump said he has already begun talks with Swedish authorities.

In addition to the good behavior releases, officials said more than 1,691 inmates have had their sentences reduced after a provision in the law retroactively recalculated sentences to reduce disparities between those who committed crimes involving crack versus powder cocaine. Asked how A$AP Rocky felt about it, Jovicic replied this was "a very bad experience".

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