President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump spoke out about the detainment of rapper A$AP Rocky in Sweden on Friday, and said they were working to get him released. “A$AP Rocky is a situation in Sweden. Sweden is a great country and they are friends of mine, the leadership, and we are going to be calling. We’ll be talking to him. We’ve already started...” Trump told reporters Friday. “So, I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky but I can tell you that he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country... I have been called by so many people asking me to help A$AP Rocky.” Trump then said the first lady brought the rapper’s plight to his attention. “We’ll be working with State Department and we hope to get him home soon,” she said. Trump later tweeted that he spoke with rapper Kanye West and intends to discuss the rapper’s situation with the “very talented” prime minister of Sweden.
A$AP Rocky was reportedly arrested in Sweden earlier this month after allegedly assaulting a Swedish man, and will be held for at least another week. Another American rapper, G-Eazy, was also arrested in Sweden earlier this year for assault and cocaine possession—but was released just two days after his arrest.