A$AP Rocky – State Department Urges Sweden To Treat His Arrest Fairly: We Hope To See Him Reunited With His Family Soon
The United States is working diligently to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home from a Swedish detention facility, according to reports. Rocky was in Sweden for the Stockhold Music Festival when he and a few of his crew members were arrested for a fight on July 2nd. A$AP Rocky posted footage of the Swedish men antagonizing them for a fight on Instagram.
The rapper’s lawyer, Alan Jackson, gave this update on his potential release:
“President Trump has made bringing home unjustly held Americans a top priority for his administration. The State Department’s interest in the case gives us great hope for Rocky’s situation.”
“Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador O’Brien have been relentless in their diplomatic efforts on behalf of American citizens being held all over the world. Rocky’s millions of fans worldwide are putting their trust in the State Department to get Rocky home.”
In the meantime, a spokesperson for the State Department ensures the public that the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is abreast on Rocky’s case, and urging the Swedish government to treat him fairly. Their statement read:
“There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns. We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect…We hope to see ASAP Rocky and his colleagues back on tour and reunited with friends and family soon.”
Swedish prosecutors have to decide by Friday, July 19th whether A$AP Rocky will be charged or held in solitary confinement for a longer period.
Written by Miata Shanay