Transcript for A$AP Rocky receives high-profile support back in the US
. The rapper asap rocky is getting some high profile support and that includes from the white house. This morning he's being held in a jail in Sweden and president trump says he's ready to help. Erielle reshef is right here with the story. Erielle, good morning to you. Good morning, Dan. The pressure is mounting for U.S. Officials including the president to step in on behalf of jailed rapper asap rocky, the artist ordered to remain behind bars for a third week in Sweden while awaiting a court date following a fight caught on camera. He's the grammy nominated American rapper and fashion trend setter with multiple platinum hits. I put New York on the map asap rocky now ordered to spend a third week behind bars in Sweden as authorities investigate this fight on the streets of Stockholm. This morning his overseas legal battle reaching the white house. I have been called by so many people asking me to help asap rocky. Reporter: TMZ obtaining the video of that June 30th altercation, the 30-year-old entertainer, whose real name is rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage arrested. We don't want to fight y'all. We not trying to go to jail. Reporter: But the rapper who was on tour at the time posting this video allegedly of the moments leading up to the confrontation. We don't want no problems with these boys. They keep following us. Reporter: Two men seen arguing with his bodyguard, throwing headphones at the group and following them as they try to walk away. They begged and pleaded to be left alone and as he explains, they came into a situation where he acted in self-defense. Reporter: Asap has not been charged with a crime but was remanded in Swedish custody after he was determined to be a flight risk. His detention sparking outrage in congress. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Reporter: And among celebrity friends like Justin Bieber and diddy. Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye west apparently imploring president trump to intervene. Trump in turn tweeting Friday, I will be calling the very talented prime minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping asap rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved. And the man seen fighting with the rapper in that video is under investigation but remains free this morning. Asap will remain in custody until his hearing on July 25th when prosecutors are expected to decide whether or not to press charges. In the meantime, this charge.org petition for his freedom has gained tens of thousands of signatures. So many people paying attention to this. It's so weird because Sweden is usually viewed as this paragon of liberalism but now everybody is questioning their human rights and racism. Right. He's sitting there without charges almost three weeks now. The video is really interesting too, perspective. Erielle, thank you so much.
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