American rapper A$AP Rocky is currently being detained in Sweden due to assault charges. President Trump offered a personal guarantee to the Swedish Prime Minister over the phone, ensuring that the rapper would be bailed out and unproblematic going forward. That was not unfortunately not enough for the Swedish government.
Trump tweeted that he had a great phone call with the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, and “personally vouched” for the rapper. In a follow-up tweet, Trump claimed that there would be another conversation.
Despite the effort, Swedish prosecutors may go harder on Rocky in an effort to show that they cannot be influenced by the US government.
Grammy-nominated Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been jailed since July 2 after he and his entourage were accused of being involved in a street brawl in Stockholm on June 30, where he was supposed to perform in a music festival.
Officials will talk with Trump again this week, but have stressed Rocky will not receive special treatment.