President Donald Trump has announced he plans to call the prime minister of Sweden to help free rapper A$AP Rocky.
Trump, 73, shared the news on Twitter, explaining he felt compelled to do something following a conversation with Kanye West.
“Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration,” he tweeted on Friday. “I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved.”
On Thursday, it was revealed that Kanye, 42, and his wife Kim Kardashian West had used their connections to the White House to get Trump involved in aiding Rocky amid his arrest and legal investigation in Sweden.
The source tells PEOPLE that Kim, 38, recently reached out to the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Kanye was also involved, but she was the one to make the outreach to the administration.
“She really brought it to the forefront,” the source said. Kim had developed a relationship with Kushner due to her previous work with the White House on criminal justice reform.
According to the source, Kushner then brought it to the attention of the president, who agreed that “something just needed to be checked to make sure things were appropriate.” (A White House spokesman did not respond to a message about the case.)
Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
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Trump contacted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been “working tirelessly to make sure that this case is resolved in the most appropriate and fair way for an American citizen,” the source said. Rocky’s team has also been in contact with the White House, giving periodic updates and making requests.
“Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free A$AP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to