Donald Trump campaigned for the release of A $ AP Rocky from a Swedish cell two years ago. The American rapper said in an interview on Wednesday GQ that he feared Trump’s tirades would keep him in jail any longer.
A $ AP Rocky, actually referred to as Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Sweden in July 2019 after video footage surfaced showing him hitting and kicking a man. Pictures the 30-year-old rapper himself shared on social media shows how he is trying to calm an argument. Two men have reportedly pursued Mayers and his entourage for some time, although they have been asked to stop.
The artist was convicted of assault and then spent weeks in a prison in Sweden. Trump was President of the United States at the time and was mostly on Twitter for Mayers’ release.
“I was afraid that this would backfire on them, that they (the Swedish authorities, editor’s note) would feel they had to make a point because Trump kept shouting things. I really hoped it wasn’t going in the wrong direction. . “
A $ AP Rocky also said Trump did not help him get released. “He didn’t help, he made attempts and verbally pledged when I got back, but he didn’t release me.”
Still, he let Trump know in a personal phone call that he was grateful for the president’s efforts. “He really didn’t have to do that, he took a long time for it back then. When I was in jail, I was happy with all the support, because you can really start to feel very. alone there. “