President Donald Trump has ‘offered to personally vouch’ for A$AP Rocky’s bail money as the rapper continues to remain behind bars in Sweden.
A$AP has been detained following a fight with two men who he claims wouldn’t stop following the rapper and harassing his crew; the rapper has been in police custody for two weeks after handing himself.
Taking to Twitter, Trump revealed he had ‘had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven’ who reportedly claims that A$AP would be ‘treated fairly’.
He added: ‘Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative.
‘Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!’
The Swedish prime minister issued a statement earlier Saturday saying he would be glad to speak with Trump about A$AP Rocky’s detention but that his government ‘cannot and will not attempt to influence prosecutors or courts’.
‘I understand that President Trump has a personal interest in the case….He has expressed the desire for a conversation with me, which is certainly positive,’ Lofven said.
‘I will explain that the Swedish judicial system is independent. In Sweden, everyone is equal before the law, and this includes visitors from other countries.’
A$AP posted video footage of the alleged incident on his social media which he claims proves it was the two men who started the incident; he later had to cancel a string of concerts due to being held by police.
New reports suggested that he could be held for a further week while authorities do their investigations but several celebrities have spoken out to get him home with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West both becoming involved in the campaign and lobbying Donald Trump.
A$AP’s lawyers have said that his treatment is ‘unjust’ based on the circumstances, and have compared it to last year’s incident involving G Eazy, and said A$AP is being victimised for the colour of his skin.
G Eazy was arrested after he was found with cocaine on his person and got in a fight with a bouncer, but was released just a day and a half later.
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