Nearly everyone is calling for A$AP Rocky to be released from a Swedish prison. Snoop Dogg recently said Rocky’s case is a prime reason why he doesn’t “f*ck” with Europe. But that won’t stop Cardi B from making her money.
Cardi B told TMZ that she want Rocky but “I’m not going to ban a country that showed me so much love.” Watch below:
Sounds like Cardi may have the same philosophy as Rocky. His incarceration in Sweden is ironic because in a 2016 interview with “The Breakfast Club” radio show, Rocky said, “So every time something happens because I’m Black I gotta stand up? What the fuck am I, Al Sharpton now? I’m A$AP Rocky. I did not sign up to be no political activist.”
He also added, “I don’t wanna talk about no fucking Ferguson and shit because I don’t live over there! I live in fucking Soho and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate. I’m in the studio; I’m in these fashion studios; I’m in these bitches’ drawers. I’m not doing anything outside of that. That’s my life.”
Now, activists and Reverend Al Sharpton are fighting for him. According to TMZ, Hakeem Jeffries and Andre Carson, along with Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who is part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, are demanding has release.
Rev. Al Sharpton released a press release, along with his National Action Network, calling on members of Congress to demand the State Department not only intervene but also allow Sharpton to visit Rocky as a minister. A petition that was previously started said there were deplorable conditions at the Swedish detention center where Rocky was being held.
The press release also noted that Sharpton believed that Rocky was acting in self-defense during the June 30 altercation. According to a comprehensive timeline provide by Pitchfork, Rocky had been on a European tour when the fight broke out with local media blaming the rapper. The very next day TMZ published the video of the fight, which purportedly showed Rocky and his entourage fighting against one other person. It also showed several men accused of Rocky and his crew of breaking a pair of headphones. The men followed them after making the accusation and a brawl ensued after a woman accused Rocky of sexual harassment.
Another video appeared to show Rocky trying to make peace before the fight started.
That led to Rocky posting videos to his Instagram account claiming he was “INNOCENT.”
Rocky reportedly surrendered to local authorities on July 2. They were ultimately ordered to be kept in detention during a mandatory two-week investigation. As a result, Rocky has missed multiple tour dates.
Earlier in the week, a State Department spokesperson exclusively told Polticio that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been briefed and his office is monitoring the situation. Allegedly, Kim Kardashian has been in contact with Jared Kushner to get him released and Trump is aware of the situation.
Sweden has until Friday to decide if they will prosecute Rocky.