Written by: Khalif Thompson
Former President Donald Trump's famous "Get home ASAP, A$AP" tweet, which was sent shortly after A$AP Rocky was released from a Swedish prison in August 2019.
Details of what led to Rocky's release continue to emerge, with Sweden's Justice Minister revealing earlier this week that Donald Trump allegedly used bullying tactics to gain leverage by threatening to impose trade restrictions on the country.
Morgan Johansson, Minister of Justice, allegedly stated:
“If you can try and do something like this against Sweden, what will you then try and do to slightly weaker countries that don’t have the European Union behind them?”
Trump reportedly sought the European Commission's support for Rocky's release.
A$AP Rocky was involved in a brawl outside a Swedish fast-food restaurant on June 28, 2019, beating a fan he and his two bodyguards were following them.
Rocky faced up to two years in prison after being charged with assault.
Rocky faced up to two years in prison in the June 28 case, but his temporary release after the August 2 trial ended showed that he was acquitted or not guilty.
He was found guilty, but he wasn't sentenced to more imprisonment, so it turned out to be the latter.
Trump initially campaigned in vain for Rocky's liberation, which arose from a conversation with Kanye West, who tied him to Rocky's overseas struggle.
It was a complete roundabout when Rocky returned to Sweden in December 2019 for his first performance since he was released from prison.