AceShowbiz - President Donald Trump has involved himself in the ongoing case involving rapper A$AP Rocky which resulted in him getting locked inside a jail in Sweden. The president announced on Friday, July 19 that he felt compelled to help free A$AP following a conversation with Kanye West.
Everyone was supportive for Trump's decision and Justin Bieber is among them. However, the "Sorry" hitmaker has his own request for POTUS in addition to him helping the rapper. "I want my friend out.. I appreciate you trying to help him," Justin wrote on Twitter on late Friday. "But while your [sic] at it @realDonaldTrump can you also let those kids out of cages?"
The Canadian singer is referring to the ongoing situation at the US-Mexico border where some migrant children and infants are being kept in detention centers. His tweet arrives after new media coverage highlighted the "haunting" conditions in the Ursula migrant processing center in McAllen, Texas.
"We saw mothers with infants and fathers with infants and small children, many of them listless, many were sick," Rep. Jackie Speier of California told PEOPLE after visiting the processing center on July 14. "They had this kind of vacant look on their faces."
As for A$AP, Trump started to get involved on the case after Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian talked to the White House to get the president free A$AP after he was arrested following a street brawl in Sweden. "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," the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star tweeted.
Trump also addressed A$AP Rocky's situation during a press conference at the White House. "A$AP Rocky is a situation in Sweden. Sweden's a great country and they're friends of mine, the leadership. And we are going to be calling, we'll be talking to them, we've already started and many, many members of the African-American community have called me - friends of mine, and said could you help?" he told reporters on Friday.
He added, "I personally don't know ASAP Rocky, but I can tell you that he has tremendous support. from the African-American community .. and when when I say African-American, I really can really say from everybody in this country because we are all one."
Born Rakim Mayers, the rapper has been held in detention in Sweden since July 2, following a street brawl in Stockholm on June 30. A judge ruled on Friday that the "Wild for the Night" rapper will stay in jail until at least July 25, after a Swedish prosecutor requested a week extension for pre-trial detention while police continue investigating the fight.