Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in Talks With President Trump to Free ASAP Rocky: Report
UPDATE: Kim Kardashian herself has confirmed TMZ's report about herself and Kanye helping out ASAP Rocky. See what she says for yourself in the tweet below.
According to a report TMZ published Thursday morning (July 18), the Wests are currently in talks with President Donald Trump and the White House to help expedite Rocky's release from a Swedish jail. The celebrity gossip site's sources say that 'Ye is the one who encouraged his wife to reach out to the White House when they heard about the Harlem rapper's case earlier this month.
Kim reportedly called Trump's senior advisor, Jared Kushner, who then spoke to his father-in-law Trump about Rocky's situation in Sweden. Apparently, the president believes Rocky has been treated unfairly and wants to help.
This report seems to indicate that the U.S. State Department is now invested in freeing Rocky, but it doesn't look like it's going to be an easy battle. TMZ reports that Swedish officials are not cracking under the pressure. Despite the overwhelming support Rocky has received back home and online, sources suspect that Sweden's government may delay their decision on Rocky's case thus resulting in more jail time for the Testing rapper.
News of Kanye and Kim's purported efforts to free Rocky surfaces one day after the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus, a group that includes Andre Carson and Hakeem Jeffries. Rep. Adriano Espaillat and more held a press conference where they urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to free Rocky from jail.
Earlier this month, Rocky was arrested for suspicion of assault and he has been locked up in solitary confinement at a Swedish jail for the past two weeks after a video of the rapper fighting a man in the streets of Sweden went viral. Rocky's team claimed that a Swedish man harassed him and his entourage for blocks as they were walking the streets of Stockholm. They say that Rocky and company only attacked when after a woman said that one of the men had groped them.
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