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 TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report 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.

After being lobbied by Kim KardashianKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Economy loses 701K jobs in devastating March report FTC sends warnings to Cardi B, other influencers for not disclosing paid ads Alabama prisoner Nathaniel Woods dies by execution MORE West and Kanye WestKanye Omari WestCelebrities from Kanye West to Angelina Jolie donate to coronavirus charities Michael Jackson estate donating 0,000 to help people in entertainment industry during coronavirus Selfless acts: How Americans are helping each other through the coronavirus MORE, Trump reached out to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to ensure the rapper is being treated fairly and to try to secure his release.

"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.