There’s been further developments in the “Free A$AP Rocky from Sweden” saga. Kanye West used HIS PERSONAL HOTLINE INTO THE WHITE HOUSE (!!!) to get Trump in on getting A$AP Rocky out of a Swedish jail, where he’s been held for weeks without being charged with a crime. In a related matter, rapper/producer G-Eazy tweeted about his feeling that his own experience with Swedish law enforcement differed greatly from A$AP’s due to the varying amounts of melanin in their skin.
To recap, Rocky was taken into custody after turning himself into cops on July 2 in Stockholm along with three friends after a street fight. This is despite video evidence that the other side were the aggressors and Rocky had even tried to play peacemaker. He could face up to six years in a Swedish prison.
TMZ reports that, following the lead of his wife Kim Kardashian-West, Kanye used his, I repeat, PERSONAL HOTLINE INTO THE OVAL OFFICE (!!!), to get the White House’s help in getting A$AP Rocky back home. Kimmy, who’s actually had some success in influencing the White House to help free the unjustly imprisoned in the past, claims she spoke with White House effete-in-law Jared Kushner, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the POTUS himself. Sweden denied they were contacted by any of them or anyone in the administration. Kanye appears to have been more successful because some short fingers were Tweeting something other than yo-yo racism yesterday.
Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
And Trump claims he got right on it and spoke with Sweden’s Prime Minister.
Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2019
Speaking of racism, G-Eazy was busted in Sweden last May for reportedly getting caught doing lines in a club and punching a security guard in the head, according to TMZ. So an assault AND a drug charge. Unlike A$AP, G-Eazy struck a deal with the Swedes a day-and-a-half later.
His sentence — a $10k fine and probation. He was also ordered to pay the security guard $900.
And then he went about his merry way. This seemed fishy to G, too.
This is the sad truth…The difference between me and Rocky’s treatment in Sweden brings to mind two concepts that disgustingly go hand in hand: white privilege and systemic racism. Let’s call it what it is. He should not be behind bars right now. My heart goes out to @asvpxrocky pic.twitter.com/PHDrKsfiUF
— G-Eazy (@G_Eazy) July 20, 2019
There’s no word yet on what, if anything, is happening with the case right now.
But let’s not bury the lede – KANYE WEST HAS A DIRECT LINE INTO THE OVAL OFFICE. Oprah Winfrey doesn’t. Tom Hanks doesn’t. Betty White doesn’t. KANYE WEST DOES. And you know the Troll-In-Chief doesn’t leave the house unless he has to. He just wants to sit around and eat BK and jerk off to every mention of his name on Fox & Friends all day. This means he’s probably there to receive most of Kanye’s calls. And Kanye’s probably not calling for assistance in freeing the unjustly incarcerated all the time. He’s probably calling Trump about shit like collaborating on a wig line together, asking if the CIA can “take care of” Drake, and commiserating about having to import Europeans to clear their floors. And you thought it was bad that Sean Hannity was influencing policy. *screams*