The White House has reportedly secured better jailhouse conditions for A$AP Rocky after his manager, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reached out to presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner in an effort to get the rapper released from detention in Sweden.
Many believe that A$AP, who has been incarcerated for over two weeks, is being unfairly held in relation to a street brawl in Stockholm captured on video back on June 30.
Kardashian reportedly got in touch with Kushner after learning of the rapper's situation, according to TMZ. Kushner then went all the way up the chain to brief Trump.
Using her connections: Kim Kardashian reportedly reached out to President Trump via Jared Kushner regarding rapper A$AP Rocky's current detention in Sweden, which many have deemed as unfair treatment. Above Kim, Kushner and Ivanka Trump are seen in June
A$AP Rocky, pictured in Paris in June, and the two other men were taken into custody on July 2 in connection with a police investigation into a street brawl in Stockholm on June 30
The president then reportedly told Kushner he though A$AP was being unjustly detained and offered his support.
'Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated,' Kardashian tweeted on Wednesday.
Kushner was also contacted by the hip hop star's manager John Ehmann, who complained that his client's conditions at the Kronoberg detention center were 'inhumane'.
'Jared immediately got Rocky moved to better living conditions,' Pastor Darrell Scott of the Urban Revitalization Coalition, an organization set up by the Trump administration that advised Ehmann to contact Kushner, told Page Six.
'They had this guy in a crap hole. I don't know if it's a different facility [that he's now in], but he's at least on a different floor. It's better surroundings,' Scott said.
Scott told Page Six he spoke to President Trump directly about the situation as well.
'[Trump] asked, "Do you like the guy, do you trust him?" And he said, "OK, we'll look into it then."'
Scott added that 'it was never a publicity grab.. It's just this administration trying to help an American citizen overseas who's in dire straits'.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Robert O'Brien, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, are understood to have been apprised on the issue.
The State Department is reportedly working to get the rapper out of jail.
Previously the department raised concerns about the detention of A$AP Rocky, urging Sweden to 'treat him fairly' amid reports the rapper is being held in solitary confinement.
According to TMZ's sources, Trump told Kushner he though A$AP was being unjustly detained and offered his support
Middle men: The celebrities were able to connect A$AP's people to Kushner via phone, where they discussed the rapper's unfair treatment. Above he is seen with Kanye in 2016
Rep. Adriano Espaillat, a Democrat who represents New York’s 13th Congressional District, which includes A$AP's home neighborhood of Harlem, also called in Pompeo to do more to secure the rapper's freedom as well as that of two others detained with him, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers.
He expressed concern that the three Americans were being held in solitary confinement.
'It is unconscionable that young men that are doing well, they are on the right track in life, they're very successful, they're icons in the hip-hop community, are treated under these inhuman conditions,' Espaillat said at a Wednesday press conference.
Rep. Adriano Espaillat from New York’s 13th Congressional District held a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge the US State Department to do more to secure the release from prison in Sweden of ASAP