Renee Black, mother to A$AP Rocky leaves the courthouse on the third day of the A$AP Rocky assault trial at the Stockholm city courthouse on August 2, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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American rapper A$AP Rocky has been ordered released from jail pending a verdict in the high-profile assault case against him in Sweden.
President Donald Trump took a keen interest in the case following a lobbying effort from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Trump demanded that the Swedish government release the rapper, and in a call with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, said he would “personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative,” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.
“I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly!” Trump wrote in another post.
Rocky, whose name is Rakim Mayers, has been in custody since July 3 along with two members of his entourage. Prosecutors are seeking a six-month sentence for Mayers, who is accused of assaulting 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari. Mayers and his associates have pleaded not guilty.
In a celebratory tweet following Friday’s announcement, Trump wrote: “A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden. It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!”