You can add rapper Dave East's name to the growing list of celebrities who sympathize with jailed rapper A$AP Rocky, but they refuse to boycott Sweden.
Dave East is the latest rapper to confirm he would not join a boycott of Sweden. The Harlem-born rapper, whose real name is David Brewster Jr., said he is not turning down good money to tour in Sweden.
TMZ caught up with Dave and asked him to comment on Rocky's situation. Dave implied that any rapper with money is a target overseas.
"We Black, we got tats, braids, we smell like weed. But we got money so... anybody that's not used to that is gonna have something to say... If Sweden got money for me, I'm out there," he said.
Bronx rapper Cardi B also said she would not boycott Sweden, even as she campaigns for Rocky's release.
"I'm not gonna ban a country that has shown me so much love but they do need to free A$AP Rocky," she told TMZ. "Don't beat ni--as up! Don't get in a fight," said Dave, who added that rappers should control their entourages.
Rocky, 30, was arrested in Stockholm earlier this month after he and his entourage allegedly assaulted two Afghan migrants who had followed them for blocks.
A Swedish prosecutor dropped charges against one of the migrants after it was determined he hit Rocky's bodyguard in the head with a pair of headphones in self-defense.
Kanye and Kim Kardashian-West, Rod Stewart, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Justin Bieber, Michael B. Jordan and more have expressed their support for Rocky.
New York congressman Adriano Espaillat has written letters to the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Sweden on Harlem-born Rocky's behalf. He welcomed President Trump's offer to help to free Rocky, saying any help is appreciated.
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