President Trump, Kanye West, Be part of Forces To Assist American Rapper In Swedish Jail


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Swedish prosecutors on Friday prolonged American rapper A$AP Rocky’s detention by six days amid their ongoing investigation right into a road battle in Stockholm as U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned he deliberate to intervene within the case.

A district courtroom agreed to a request from prosecutors for extra time for his or her investigation of alleged aggravated assault by the 30-year-old performer, producer and mannequin, whose actual identify is Rakim Mayers.

“The courtroom determined that the artist will stay in custody till July 25 due to the flight threat,” Daniel Suneson, the prosecutor answerable for the case, mentioned in a press release. “This provides us time to finish the investigation.”

The artist’s lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, mentioned the choice was anticipated however unfair, and that A$AP Rocky is harmless.

“He (Mayers) believes he was assaulted and has acted in self-defense,” Jovicic advised journalists.

The detention of Mayers, who attended the courtroom wearing a inexperienced T-shirt, has gained widespread consideration together with from Trump and U.S. first woman Melania Trump.

Greater than 600,000 folks have signed an internet petition for his launch, whereas fellow artists have expressed their help.

“Sweden’s an incredible nation they usually’re buddies of mine,” Trump advised reporters at an unrelated occasion on the White Home on Friday. “We’ll be speaking to them. We’ve already began.”

Trump mentioned he didn’t know Mayers however that “many members of the African-American group” sought his assist for the rapper, who’s black.

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U.S. Consultant Adriano Espaillat of New York, the place Mayers was born, has additionally urged his launch.

Mayers was detained on July three alongside along with his bodyguard and two different members of his entourage in reference to a battle in a Stockholm city-center road within the early hours of June 30.

The performer was in Stockholm for a live performance, and has needed to cancel a number of exhibits in his European tour.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch met with Mayers on Friday, and was resulting from talk about the difficulty with the international ministry and the justice division throughout a two-day go to to Sweden.

Earlier than his arrest, Mayers uploaded movies to his Instagram account of an altercation with two males, saying they’d adopted him and his entourage and that he had not wished any hassle.

The bodyguard was launched with out cost whereas a choose on July 5 prolonged the detention of Mayers and his two different associates.

“Simply spoke to @KanyeWest about his buddy A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I can be calling the very gifted Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we will do about serving to A$AP Rocky. So many individuals want to see this shortly resolved!” President Trump mentioned.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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