Swedish prosecutor asks to keep United States rapper A$AP Rocky in custody

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TMZ is reporting, insane as it may be, a Swedish judge has sided with prosecutors on this request, ordering A$AP must stay in jail for one more week to give prosecutors time until they can make a "final decision" next Thursday. "I have been called by so many people asking me to help A$AP Rocky", he added.

Carl Risch, the US assistant secretary of state for consular affairs, was seen leaving the Kronoberg prison in Stockholm Friday, where A$AP Rocky and his two body guards were being held, Sweden's TT news agency said.

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump said that he'd been alerted to the case by African American supporters, as well as by his wife. But by Friday morning, it's now clear with this ruling that a release at this point just isn't in the cards... at least, not for seven more days.

Additionally, a Department of State official told PEOPLE that "we are aware of the arrest of a USA citizen in Stockholm".

Elsewhere during his brief chat with the media, the polarizing Commander-in-Chief said that it was his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, who had told him about the plight of the Harlem rapper, who's been behind bars in Sweden since being arrested on suspicion of assault on July 2. The rapper said that a fight broke out after the men swung at his security first.

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Prosecutor Daniel Suneson said: "We have worked intensively with the investigation and need more time, until Thursday next week in order to complete the preliminary investigation".

On Thursday, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to The Washington Post that Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, who has collaborated with Rocky in the past, appealed to the White House on Rocky's behalf. A$AP Rocky's lawyer has called the fight a matter of self-defense, claiming that the two men "followed, harassed, and physically assaulted" his client.

Espaillat said he has been in contact with the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Sweden.

A$AP Rocky performs during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Nov. 23, 2014. Two other performers who were with the rapper that night, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were also detained.

Kardashian West thanked the president and senior members of his administration, saying on Twitter that their "commitment to justice reform is so appreciated".

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