A$AP Rocky‘s tumultuous legal troubles in Sweden have only continued to get worse over the past two and a half weeks. Since his July 2nd arrest, Rocky has been ordered by a judge to indefinite detainment in a pre-trial detention center and has undergone inhumane conditions that border on human rights violations. With new stories about his overseas incarceration breaking headlines every day, there’s been an uproar of public support for the Brooklyn hip-hop artist. An overwhelming number of celebrities and fellow hip-hop artists have urged for Rocky’s release and A$AP Mob’s #JusticeForRocky petition has gathered over 600,000 signatures.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West have now pulled some strings to make President Donald Trump aware of Rocky’s detainment. The power couple reportedly lobbied Trump on behalf of A$AP Rocky and urged the President to get involved with the rapper’s situation. If you recall, Kardashian worked with Trump last year to grant clemency to a great-grandmother convicted of drug trafficking as part of her justice reform pet project. On Friday, Trump confirmed that Kanye was the motivating factor in his decision to get involved with our country’s foreign relations. So apparently Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are calling the shots at The White House.
Thank you @realDonaldTrump , @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated 🙏🏼🤞🏼 https://t.co/Ym1Rzo5Z6c
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2019
Trump is not the first government official to get involved with A$AP Rocky’s arrest. Representatives Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), André Carson (D-Ind.) and Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.) demanded the release of Rocky and his crew during a press conference on Wednesday, July 17th. Congressman Espaillat has been spearheading the effort for weeks and sent his concerns regarding Rocky’s inhumane conditions in letters to the State Department, the Swedish ambassador to the United States and the U.S. Embassy in Sweden.
— Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) July 11, 2019
For yrs, the hip hop police harassed artists in NYC, LA, the dirty South & beyond.
Some thought those days had ended.
But racially-charged policing endures.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) July 13, 2019
Listen to what Trump had to say on Rocky’s situation in the video below.