Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly the reason the White House has gotten involved with rapper A$AP Rocky’s case in Sweden.
The rapper was arrested earlier this month after he and his team allegedly assaulted two men in Stockholm.
TMZ reports that West urged Kardashian to reach out to her White House contacts, including Jared Kushner, to help with the case. Kushner then relayed the details of the situation to President Donald Trump.
Member of the Congressional Black Caucus have also gotten involved, calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to step in on Rocky’s behalf.
While rumors have swirled that the rapper is being held in “inhumane conditions,” a spokesperson for the prison where Rocky is being held told Radio 1 Newsbeat that while he’s unable to comment on individual prisoners, those awaiting trial are served three meals a day and a professional cleaning service “immediately sanitizes” all areas after use. The spokesperson continued: “This is done for the sake of the prisoners as well as for our staff, for them to have decent working conditions.”
Thousands have signed a petition to free the rapper, who, in a video of the alleged assault, claimed that the two men following him and his team were “slapping girls butts.”
The altercation between the two men and the rapper allegedly started over a pair of broken headphones.