The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist A$AP Rocky has been in custody since early this month over an alleged fight.
Rapper A$AP Rocky has been detained in Sweden since 30th June after getting into a fight while on tour in Stockholm.
The rapper has been in custody without charges with two of his associates. Rocky says he acted in self-defense and tried to avoid the altercation.
President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden’s prime minister about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for his bail.”
To this Trump said, “Many, many members of the African-American community have called me, friends of mine, and said, ‘Could you help?’”
“So I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky, but I can tell you he has a lot of support from the African-American community in this country,” he added.
Rocky has been behind bars while Swedish police investigate the fight in Stockholm he allegedly was in before appearing at a music festival.
Other artists have spoken on Rocky’s behalf, including Sean “Diddy” Combs, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, and Post Malone.