Trump affords to ensure A$AP Rocky's bail in Sweden


WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned he spoke with Sweden’s prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and “provided to personally vouch for his bail.”

Trump tweeted that in “an excellent name” with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he additionally “assured him that A$AP was not a flight threat.” The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist has been in custody since early this month over an alleged combat.

Urged on by the primary girl and celebrities together with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, the president had mentioned in a Friday tweet that he would intervene to attempt to free Rocky, whose actual identify is Rakim Might.

“Our groups can be speaking additional, and we agreed to talk once more within the subsequent 48 hours!” Trump wrote Saturday after talking with Lofven.

The prime minister’s press secretary, Toni Eriksson, confirmed hours later that Lofven and Trump had a dialog that “was pleasant and respectful and lasted about 20 minutes.”

Lofven “made sure to emphasise the whole independence of the Swedish judicial system, prosecutors and courts,” Eriksson mentioned in an announcement. “He underlined that in Sweden everyone seems to be equal earlier than the regulation and that the federal government can’t and won’t try and affect the authorized proceedings.”

The 2 leaders might have a follow-up name, “however nothing has been booked or deliberate,” she mentioned.

Lofven had issued an announcement earlier Saturday saying he can be glad to talk with Trump about A$AP Rocky’s detention however giving the identical warning about his authorities’s unwillingness to intrude.

“I perceive that President Trump has a private curiosity within the case,” the prime minister mentioned earlier than they spoke. “He has expressed the need for a dialog with me, which is definitely constructive.”

Rocky has been behind bars whereas Swedish police examine the combat in Stockholm he allegedly was in earlier than showing at a music competition. Movies revealed on social media seem to indicate an individual being violently thrown onto the bottom by Rocky. A protection lawyer has mentioned it was self-defense.

Different recording artists have spoken on his behalf, together with Sean “Diddy” Combs, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj and Submit Malone.

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