It's good to have friends in high places. Rapper A$AP Rocky is set to leave a Swedish jail just days after U.S. President Donald Trump appealed to government officials for his release.
In a Friday tweet, Trump said he had "a very good call" with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven about Rocky's treatment in jail. Trump, who isn’t familiar with the rapper, said he called the PM after his wife Melania Trump asked him to intervene on Rocky's behalf.
Rocky, 30, remains in jail after his arrest earlier this month following a street fight with two immigrants in Stockholm, Sweden. But sources say he will be released from jail very soon.
The rapper already has a gig lined up after he is released. According to WENN.com, the rapper has been tapped to headline the second night of the inaugural Rolling Loud festival at Citi Field in Queens, New York.
Rocky joins other headliners Wu-Tang Clan, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, and Lil Uzi Vert, who also are slated to perform at the two-day event, which will take place from October 12-13.
Rocky's mom, Renee Black says Sweden is holding her son because officials want to make an example of him. She said his arrest is racially motivated.
"I feel like Sweden is making an example out of our boy. It's so unjust," she told TMZ. She said she "feels sick" with fear for her son's safety.
Black said she spoke to her son since his arrest. "He sounded ok, he sounded alright considering the circumstances," she said. "But he wanna come hone."
According to TMZ, Rocky may be paid millions in lost income if he is released without charges. Swedish law entitles inmates to recoup lost revenues or back pay if they are released without being charged.
The "Fashion Killa" is currently awaiting a hearing to determine if any charges will be filed as authorities continue to investigate a street fight he was involved in on June 30.
One of the two migrants involved in the street fight with Rocky won't face charges, according to a Swedish prosecutor.
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