Trump Cheers On A$AP Rocky’s Release After ‘Rocky Week’ With Bad Puns

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - JUNE 15: Rapper A$AP Rocky performs onstage during Breakout Festival 2019 at PNE Amphitheatre on June 15, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
August 2, 2019 2:24 pm

At. Long. Last. Rapper A$AP Rocky has been released from jail in Sweden.

President Donald Trump celebrated the news Friday with a pun-riddled tweet.

The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was charged with assault in Sweden for allegedly attacking a 19-year-old last month. Rocky and two of his associates all pleaded not guilty.

A Swedish judge said Friday that it wasn’t necessary for the rapper and his co-defendants to remain in custody while awaiting the Aug. 14 verdict in a trial over assault charges in Stockholm.

The proceedings, which have captured international attention and heightened tensions between the United States and Sweden, had Trump so wrapped up that he called out the Swedish prime minister for letting “our African American Community down” over the artist’s arrest. Trump had come to the rapper’s defense at least twice since his arrest, after being urged to intervene by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

According to the New York Times, Trump sent America’s hostage crisis diplomat all the way to Sweden for Rocky’s trial this week.

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