Melania Trump: We Hope A$AP Rocky Returns Home Soon

Melania Trump: We Hope A$AP Rocky Returns Home Soon

Kim Kardashian West tweeted Thursday, linking to a TMZ and thanking the president, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

While speaking to reporters in the White House today, President Donald Trump discussed his plans to help rap star A$AP Rocky with his assault case in Sweden, which the East Harlem artist is now locked up for.

A hearing in Stockholm District Court on Friday morning granted prosecutors' request for more time to investigate the alleged assault, PEOPLE confirms.

The rapper has been kept behind bars in Sweden since early July while prosecutors decide if they're going to charge him with aggravated assault. Videos published on social media, show a person being violently thrown onto the ground by Mayers.

A defence attorney has said Rocky's crew was acting in self-defence.

Sean "Diddy" Combs, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Tyler the Creator and Shawn Mendes are just some of the high-profile musicians who have publicly declared their support for A$AP Rocky. Because we're all one.

The State Department said Friday that it was following the case but declined to provide details, citing privacy considerations.

USA media reported Thursday that reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who has recently campaigned for criminal justice reform, had contacted the White House over the case.

The artist's lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, said the decision was expected but unfair, and that A$AP Rocky is innocent.

He has received support from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who lobbied the White House for his release.

Trump confirmed that many of his African-American friends and members of Congress had personally contacted him to help Rocky. "We didn't want trouble, they followed us for 4 blocks", he wrote alongside the video.

President Trump said the State Department will intervene on behalf of A$AP Rocky - who has spent the last two weeks in a Swedish jail - at the behest of First Lady Melania Trump.

Following the intervention from the White House, things are "looking optimistic", Scott said Kushner told him.

Many artists such as Sheck Wes, Tyga, Travis Scott, Cardi B and more have spoken out in support A$AP Rocky.

They applauded Trump for shining attention on the issue.

Who else is trying to help him?

ASAP Rocky has been jailed in Sweden since the beginning of July without being charged.

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