Kim Kardashian joined hands with Jared Kushner to get A$AP Rocky better prison conditions in Sweden: 'They had this guy in a crap hole'
The rapper has been incarcerated for more than two weeks in Sweden after he was linked to a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm captured on video
Reality star Kim Kardashian played a significant role in securing better prison conditions for rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been incarcerated for more than two weeks in Sweden after he was linked to a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm captured on video.
According to TMZ, Kardashian's husband Kanye West brought A$AP Rocky's predicament to his wife's attention and urged her to use her connection to President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jare Kushner, to make the POTUS aware of the situation as it was unfolding overseas.
Kardashian, who has worked with Kushner and the White House before and was instrumental in commuting the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, got in touch with him and filled him in on the details regarding the detained rapper's case, including reports that he was being unfairly held and was not being treated humanely by the Swedish authorities.
Kushner then approached his father-in-law with the request. In addition, Rocky’s manager, John Ehmann, also got in touch with the Urban Revitalization Coalition — an organization set up by the Trump administration — which briefed the president on the case. “Jared immediately got Rocky moved to better living conditions,” Pastor Darrell Scott of the URC told Page Six. “They had this guy in a crap hole. I don’t know if it’s a different facility [that he’s now in], but he’s at least on a different floor. It’s better surroundings.”
Apart from Scott, his colleague, Kareem Lanier, also had a significant role to play in convincing Trump to get involved. "[Trump] asked, ‘Do you like the guy, do you trust him?’ And he said, ‘OK, we’ll look into it then.' It was never a publicity grab . . . It’s just this administration trying to help an American citizen overseas who’s in dire straits," Scott said, adding, “Jared called Sunday evening and said that it’s looking optimistic.”
While reports said earlier that the rapper was sleeping on a yoga mat - next to an inmate who was in the habit of throwing feces - and eating an apple a day at the Kronoberg detention center in Sweden, where the musician has been held as he is considered a flight risk, the governor of the facility told Page Six that the center has “been completely renovated.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also gotten involved in the matter. “We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect," the State Department said, adding that they were working to get the rapper out of detention.
"Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated," Kardashian tweeted on Wednesday.