Trump Wants to Help Free Rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish Prison and We Don’t Care

Keka Araújo
2 min readJul 24, 2019

Rapper A$AP Rocky was detained and jailed in Sweden for a fight that occurred on June 30 while on tour in Stockholm. Although there was a video of the altercation, it was not clear who the aggressor was. However, the video does show Rocky violently throwing a man to the ground. The rapper, born Rakim Mayers, along with two friends, has been in police custody without any charges since July 3.

You can see the video here.

A$AP Rocky claimed he acted in self-defense and even tried to avoid the fight. The rapper has complained about conditions in the Swedish prison, according to a report in Complex. However, published photos indicate that prison life in Sweden is rather comfortable. Unlike the American prison system, the goal is to rehabilitate versus punish inmates, according to a 2015 exposé in Mic.

As Rocky continues to “languish” in jail in Sweden, President Trump stepped in to help free the rapper. It pays to have friends in high places. On July 19, Trump wrote via Twitter: “I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!”

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https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1152307567634391041

Trump doubled down claiming: “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.”

The African-American community via Twitter had something to say about this so-called support. A$AP Rocky was criticized in 2015 when he stated in an interview, “I don’t wanna talk about no f — — — Ferguson and s — — because I don’t live over there. I live in f — — — SoHo and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate.”

https://twitter.com/_WhileBlack/status/1151896928680054784

https://twitter.com/kevrockk/status/1153778204169121792

https://twitter.com/jhonvaniexx/status/1152422740244213760

So far, there has been no validation to Trump’s claim about contacting the Swedish Prime Minister, and African-Americans are fuck deficient.

According to Page Six, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement, “We have had no communication with the White House.” They also added it’s “not possible for the US President to have any influence on the Swedish legal procedure.”

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Keka Araújo

Opinionated, bilingual diasporan activist. Editor-In-Chief at Negra With Tumbao and Senior Editor at MADAMENOIRE. Opinions are mine!.