Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s plea to the White House to help A$AP Rocky along with input from his manager has reportedly helped the rapper secure better prison conditions.
If you’re just catching up, Rocky has been held in a Swedish prison for several weeks after getting into a fight with two men who had been following him around.
via Page Six:
But when Rocky’s manager, John Ehmann, complained that his client’s conditions at the Kronoberg detention center were “inhumane,” the Urban Revitalization Coalition — an organization set up by the Trump administration — put Ehmann in contact with senior White House aide and President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West also lobbied Kushner to intervene in Rocky’s case.
“Jared immediately got Rocky moved to better living conditions,” Pastor Darrell Scott of the URC told Page Six exclusively. “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.”
Scott said that he and colleague Kareem Lanier told Trump about the situation as well.
“[Trump] asked, ‘Do you like the guy, do you trust him?’ And he said, ‘OK, we’ll look into it then.’?” Scott added, “It was never a publicity grab .?.?. It’s just this administration trying to help an American citizen overseas who’s in dire straits.”
He added, “Jared called Sunday evening and said that it’s looking optimistic.”
Trump also got Secretary of State Mike Pompeo involved, Scott tells us.
Meanwhile, the governor of the detention center — where Rocky’s being held because he’s been deemed a flight risk by Swedish authorities — has told Page Six the facility has “been completely renovated.”
Reports said Rocky was sleeping on a yoga mat, eating an apple a day and next to a feces-throwing inmate.
The State Department has said, “We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect.”
Can Kim and Kanye ask The White House to stop separating families and putting kids in cages at the border? That would be incredibly helpful.