A$AP Rocky's mother: 'Very grateful' for Trump's help
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The mother of rapper A$AP Rocky on Monday said she is "very grateful" for President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE's efforts to get her son released from jail in Sweden.

"I'm grateful, very grateful, that the president even considered approaching it in the manner that he did," Renee Black told CNN Swedish affiliate Expressen TV.

The New York rapper was arrested on July 2 after voluntarily going to the police in Stockholm for questioning over a street fight in which he played a role. He has not been charged with a crime.


"It was an unnecessary case to begin with," Black said. "Everything is on video. They tried to avoid it, but they kept being followed as well as harassed."

A Swedish court ruled Friday that A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, could be held for at least another week as prosecutors determine whether to charge him.

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"I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky, but I can tell you he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country,” Trump said in the Oval Office on Friday. “When I say African American, I think I can really say from everybody in this country because we’re all one,” he added.

Sweden's prime minister, however, has indicated that Mayers will not receive special treatment.