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EntertainmentPresident Trump Speaks in Support of A$AP Rocky (Watch)

22:10  19 july  2019
22:10  19 july  2019 Source:   variety.com

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky arrested in Sweden after brawl: prosecutor

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky arrested in Sweden after brawl: prosecutor U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky arrested in Sweden after brawl: prosecutor

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In one of the more surreal moments from a presidency filled with few not-surreal moments, President Trump spoke out today in support of rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been jailed in Sweden for more than two weeks after an altercation with fans he said were harassing him.

President Trump Speaks in Support of A$AP Rocky (Watch) © Stephen Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock A$AP Rocky is a situation in Sweden, a great country, and friends of mine and the leadership,” the president said in his familiar fractured phrasing, “and we’re going to be talking to them, we’ve already started. Many, many members of the African-American community have called me, friends of mine, and said can you help? I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky but I can tell you he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country. When I say African American, I think I can really say from everybody in this country because we’re all one.”

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Lobbied Trump for A$AP Rocky’s Release, Source Confirms

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Lobbied Trump for A$AP Rocky’s Release, Source Confirms Kanye West and Kim Kardashian lobbied President Trump to help release A$AP Rocky from jail in Sweden, a source close to the situation confirms to Variety. The news was first reported by TMZ. A$AP Rocky (real name: Rakim Myers) has been behind bars in the country since July 2 after being involved in an altercation with fans who had been following him and his entourage, according to reports and video footage. The rapper is being held while prosecutors determine whether he should be charged with assault; the fans have been charged with molestation and assault.

Indeed! Trump’s comment was almost unquestionably an attempt to deflect the widespread accusations of racism he has done little to refute since he was elected, and also a response to a plea from Kim Kardashian (who is not African American), who was inspired to reach out to the president by her husband, Kanye West, earlier this week; both have met with the president in recent months.

Despite their and the Trump administration’s efforts, a Swedish judge decided Rocky two associates will be held for another week in pretrial detention to allow police to finish investigating the altercation, which took place June 30 in Stockholm. The judge sided with prosecutors, stating that the rapper is a flight risk.

Swedish PM to Trump: A$AP Rocky won't get special treatment

Swedish PM to Trump: A$AP Rocky won't get special treatment BERLIN (AP) — Sweden's prime minister says he would be glad to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump about rapper A$AP Rocky's detention but he "cannot and will not attempt to influence prosecutors or courts." Trump tweeted Friday that he would call Prime Minister Stefan Lofven "to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky." Rocky has been held in Sweden for weeks as police investigate his alleged involvement in a fight. First lady Melania Trump and celebrities including Kanye West urged Trump to intervene. The Swedish leader said Saturday he was aware Trump "has a personal interest in the case.

Kardashian tweeted thanks to the team on Thursday. “Thank you @realDonaldTrump , @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends,” she tweeted. “Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated.”

Despite their efforts, Rocky has been in jail for more than two weeks without being charged.

A spokesperson for the State Department said earlier this week, “There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns. We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect. We hope to see A$AP Rocky and his colleagues back on tour and reunited with friends and family soon.”

Trump cheers A$AP Rocky's release from jail pending verdict in Sweden assault case.
The American rapper A$AP Rocky has been ordered released from jail pending a verdict in the high-profile assault case against him in Sweden. President Donald Trump took a keen interest in the case following a lobbying effort from Kim Kardashian West and her husband, rapper Kanye West. Trump demanded that the Swedish government release the rapper, and in a call with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, said he would "personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative," Trump wrote in a post on Twitter. "I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers.

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