A$AP Rocky: U.S. Department Of State Respond To NY Congressman’s Letters For Justice
Last week New York congressman Adriano Espaillat sent multiple letters to the U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy in Sweden and the Swedish Ambassador in Washington, noting the innocence and urgency for justice for A$AP Rocky.
The Department of State has now responded with a warning to the Swedish government over the treatment of the Harlem rapper, who was arrested earlier this month.
So, they write, “There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns. We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect. We hope to see A$AP Rocky and his colleagues back on tour and reunited with friends and family soon.”
Furthermore, Espaillat’s initial vow was that he’d “fight until he’s brought back home.”
He wholly stated:
He’s part of a growing, young movement of artists that, first of all, I commend because they identify with the neighborhood where they live, which in this case is Harlem. Harlem is a neighborhood that is very special because Harlem is not just about the Apollo or 125th Street. It’s really about an attitude and a personality and a history and a legacy. And so, for him to be a young person and continue to identify with Harlem, and be a strong presence of the artist community in Harlem, is great. That’s why I’m going to bat for him.”