Renee Black, the mother of hip-hop star A$AP Rocky, says she is “very grateful” for President Donald Trump’s help in trying to get her son released from a Swedish jail.
“I’m grateful, very grateful, that the president even considered approaching it in the manner that he did,” Black said Monday in an interview with Expressen TV.
Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been behind bars while Swedish police investigate the fight in Stockholm he allegedly was in before appearing at a music festival. Videos published on social media appear to show a person being violently thrown onto the ground by Rocky. A defense lawyer has said it was self-defense.
“It was an unnecessary case to begin with,” the rapper’s mother added. “Everything is on video. They tried to avoid it, but they kept being followed as well as harassed.”
On Friday, a Swedish court ruled that Rocky could be detained for at least another week.