ASAP Rocky’s ongoing situation in Sweden, the subject of a U.S. Department of State statement and words of criticism from members of the Congressional Black Caucus earlier this month, has reportedly garnered the attention of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
According to a TMZ report that dropped early Thursday, West told Kardashian to reach out to her White House connections over Rocky’s widely condemned holding. This reaching out, the report suggested, was met with agreement that Rocky was being treated unfairly overseas and assistance was needed.
Earlier this week, Rep. Adriano Espaillat and Congressional Black Caucus members spoke on the involvement of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a figure in the current administration who they argue could be doing more for Rocky and the two other men currently locked up in Sweden.
“We are calling on Secretary Pompeo to do more,” Espaillat said, per ABC News. “This is not enough. 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.”