Wendy Williams is one of many celebrities who demand rapper A$AP Rocky be released from a Swedish prison, reports Hollywood Life.
The New York artist was arrested and has been under investigation by Swedish police for over two weeks. According to Pitchfork, the rapper, whose given name is Rakim Mayers, may be facing up to six years in prison after an alleged assault. He was in Sweden to headline Smash x Stadion, a hip-hop festival. On June 30, two men allegedly followed the rapper, and a fight broke out. After a video was posted on Instagram of the altercation, A$AP Rocky turned himself in to the police. He has been held in a detention center after being ruled a flight risk, and he had attempted to appeal his detention. A$AP Rocky’s lawyer, Henrik Olsson Lilja, revealed the Swedish Supreme Court rejected his client’s appeal.
A$AP Ferg, member of the A$AP Mob, claims his friend is “locked up in solitary confinement with no visit or phone call privileges.”
A U.S. State Department spokesperson stated he believes the arrest is concerning.
As reported by Hollywood Life, Wendy Williams, 54, asserts the only way to get the rapper out of prison is to incite the help of Kim Kardashian, 38.
On her July 17 show, Wendy made a public plea for her friends Kris Jenner, 63, and Kanye West, 42, to ask Kim to help free A$AP Rocky. The host insists the reality star, who is a criminal justice advocate, can discuss the rapper’s situation with President Donald Trump.
“I don’t think [Kim] should be the main person, but get in touch with a law firm,” the 54-year-old told her audience. “Or, she needs to go to the white house and try to figure something out.. and Kanye [West], please ask your wife to make this happen. Kim, if you’re watching, Kris call Kim! I think she should get involved with this.”
Wendy may be correct in believing the beauty mogul can help A$AP Rocky win back his freedom. Kim has released 17 inmates from federal prison, reported CBS News. Hollywood Life notes the 38-year-old first began advocating for prison reform in 2018. In June of that year, she lobbied for Alice Johnson’s case, and President Trump eventually commuted the grandmother’s sentence.
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Since the passage of the First Step Act in December, I’ve been speaking with people coming home from prison and learning about the challenges they are facing. While I have been able to offer support to some of the individuals I have met, the obstacles to success are an everyday struggle for thousands and more needs to be done. It was an honor to take part in the announcement that the administration and private sector will be stepping up to create opportunities for these men and women to succeed once home. I’m proud to partner on this initiative with @Lyft , a company with a history of taking bold action to do what’s right for our community. Thank you for providing ride share credits to formally incarcerated people when they come home. If there are any other companies who would like to step up, we would welcome the support. At the moment we have a particular need for cell phones and minutes so that these people can communicate with potential employers and with their loved ones.
Kim plans on becoming a lawyer. While Kim does not have a college degree, she has begun a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm. The reality star hopes to take her bar exam in 2022.
“I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,” the mom-of-four explained to Vogue.