President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for American rapper A$AP Rocky who has been jailed in Sweden since July 3, following a White House meeting with Kim Kardashian on Thursday.
The 38-year-old reality star-turned-political activist stunned in a polished tan suit as she visited the White House for the meeting on Thursday.
Though it’s not clear what matters were discussed, she stopped by hours after American rapper A$AP Rocky was formally charged with assault in Sweden and was ordered to remain in the country’s custody until his trial later this month.
The charges came despite pleas from Trump, lobbied by Kardashian and her husband Kanye West, to release the 30-year-old rapper on bail.
Following the meeting Trump took to Twitter to rally for Rocky’s freedom writing #FreeRocky, condemning Sweden’s charges against the New York rapper and expressing his disappointment with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.
President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for American rapper A$AP Rocky who has been jailed in Sweden since July 3, following a White House meeting with Kim Kardashian
He tweeted #FreeRocky following a meeting with Kim Kardashian at the White House on Thursday, adding ‘Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM’
Kim Kardashian West arrived to the White House in a glamorous all tan ensemble on Thursday, a day after visiting D.C. prisons in her prison reform campaign
Her visit came hours after A$AP Rocky was formally charged with assault in Sweden on Thursday and told to remain in Swedish custody until his trial set for July 30, despite pleas from President Trump that he be released on bail
Trump said he was ‘disappointed’ with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven after Rocky was charged on Thursday. Trump and Löfven pictured together in 2018
‘Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! #FreeRocky,’ Trump tweeted Thursday evening.
‘Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM. We do so much for Sweden but it doesn’t seem to work the other way around. Sweden should focus on its real crime problem! #FreeRocky,’ he added.
On Thursday A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was charged with assault and was told to remain in the country’s custody until his trial set for July 30. If found guilty he could face up to two years in prison.
Swedish prosecutor Daniel Suneson said he filed charges against the rapper and two others ‘having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defense and provocation’.
The rapper’s arrest and prolonged detainment has sparked international uproar.
He was jailed after a video of an altercation on June 30 surfaced showing Rocky and his entourage fighting two men who allegedly followed them.
Rocky shared some videos of the altercation on his own Instagram showing himself and a security guard ask the two young men to stop following the rapper’s group of friends, writing: ‘We don’t know these guys and we didn’t want trouble, they followed us for four blocks’.
Kardashian has been in the D.C. area this week shooting for her upcoming documentary called The Justice Project. pictured above with her daughter North leaving her hotel to head to the White House
The 38-year-old reality star-turned-political activist dazzled in a smart tan ensemble for the meeting
Kardashian was seen leaving her hotel with her daughter North before heading to the White House on Thursday
Timeline of A$AP Rocky’s Sweden arrest
June 30: A$AP Rocky and his entourage gets into street fight with two young men caught on video
July 2: Rocky shares video of the altercation on his Instagram saying the two men followed his group and refused to leave them alone
July 3: Rocky is arrested sparking international outrage. TMZ reported he went in voluntarily for questioning and was taken into custody afterwards
July 8: Rocky’s appeal to the Swedish High Court is rejected after he was deemed a flight risk
July 10: His European tour dates are cancelled
July 19: Kanye West speaks to Donald Trump about Rocky
July 25: Rocky charged with assault, ordered to remain in country custody, and Trump tweets #FreeRocky
Kardashian and her husband Kanye West reached out to Jared Kushner following Rocky’s detainment who helped Trump to secure better prison conditions for the platinum selling rapper.
She was a vision of elegance as she headed to the White House in a tan suit, seen leaving her hotel with her first daughter North.
Kardashian traipsed through the D.C.-Maryland area on Wednesday shooting a documentary for Oxygen called the Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, according to a network spokesperson.
On Wednesday she visited the District Of Columbia Correctional Treatment Facility to meet with Momolu Stewart, who is currently in prison for first-degree murder charges.
Momolu was imprisoned at the age of 17 for first degree murder charges and was convicted; he appealed but was not acquitted, according to People.
He was featured in a scene in the 1998 film Slam while freestyle rapping with the character Ray, played by Saul Williams
He shared a picture posing with Kardashian on Instagram on Wednesday.
A$AP Rocky was today charged with assault in Sweden, despite President Trump’s personal plea to the Swedish Prime Minster requesting the rapper be released. Pictured: Video grabs of the fight, posted by the Grammy-nominated star
Trump tweeted earlier this month that he had enjoyed a productive call with Stefan Löfven on Saturday morning, but the rapper was still hit with charges on Thursday
He captioned the image: ‘Making power moves from the inside with my sister @kimkardashian. My next move is even bigger, and I’m thinking five steps ahead.’
Kim posed alongside him in a black top and joggers with a smile on her face.
It is unknown when the documentary will premiere on TV; The project will be executively produced by Kim with Bunim Murray Productions with Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi and Farnaz Farjam serving as executive producers.
Kim was also seen speaking to inmates at the DC jail – as seen on the DC Department of Corrections Twitter page.
They posted four pictures of Kim speaking and meeting with the inmates, adding: ‘Thank you @KimKardashian for visiting the Correctional Treatment Facility to discuss the Georgetown Prison Scholars program as well as criminal justice reform. We certainly appreciate you sharing and engaging with us!’
She talked about the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program, which is a higher education initiative at the jail.
Kardashian has trail-blazed a new career for herself in advocacy and prison reform.
Making moves: Kim Kardashian visited the District Of Columbia Correctional Treatment Facility earlier this week to meet with Momolu Stewart
Focused: Kim was shooting a documentary for Oxygen – called the Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, according to a network spokesperson
In talks: They posted four pictures of Kim speaking with the inmates
Selfie time: Kim was at the DC jail to film for her upcoming documentary for Oxygen, which will be titled: Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project
Here she is: Kim was seen speaking to inmates at the DC jail – as seen on the DC Department of Corrections Twitter page
In June 2018 she successfully lobbied President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of nonviolent drug offender Alice Marie Johnson.
Alice had already served 21 years of her life sentence when she was released; she was convicted on charges of attempted possession of cocaine and conspiracy to possess cocaine.
Her sentence was commuted by Trump one week after Kim spoke to him about her in the Oval Office at the White House.
She is working on freeing Kevin Keith, a convicted murderer and in addition to rapper A$AP Rocky.
The mother of four plans on becoming a lawyer; she is in the middle of a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm and will be taking the California Bar exam in 2022.
Speech: Kim has been on the forefront of prison reform – since she was able to get President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of nonviolent drug offender Alice Marie Johnson last summer; pictured with President Trump on June 13 at the White House in DC