FAST FIVE: Swedish PM Pushes Back Against Trump, Says A$AP Rocky "Won't Get Any Special Treatment"
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven The Swedish government, according to NYT, has faced accusations of human rights abuses and racism as rumors about the rapper's treatment spread.
Whether those rumors are exaggerated or accurate, a groundswell of celebrity support for Rocky has brought the issue to the White House's attention.
First, senior aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner tried to intercede on Rocky's behalf (he reportedly helped secure better accommodations for Rocky), then, after conversations with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Trump tweeted that he would call the Swedish PM.
Trump said the two had planned to discuss the issue again on Monday.
Video footage of the incident appears to show Rocky acting in self-defense: View this post on Instagram A post shared by PRETTY FLACKO (@asaprocky) on Jul 2, 2019 at 8:06am PDT .