A$AP Rocky, who in 2016 said: “So every time something happens because I’m Black I gotta stand up? What the fuck am I, Al Sharpton now?” He and his family are now begging Al Sharpton to help get him out of Jail.
A$AP Rocky has reportedly asked his family for help to be let out of Jail.
His family has now appealed to Al Sharpton to help Rocky and his friends who are being held in a Swedish jail for jumping a teen.
According to the New York Daily News, Rocky’s mother, Renee Black met up with Al Sharpton on Wednesday to ask him to get involved with the case.
Sharpton’s National Action Network issued a press release saying the reverend was seeking Rocky’s release which called for members of congress to let Al Sharpton visit A$AP Rocky in Sweden to act as a minister for Rocky, and for the State Department to intervene in Rocky’s case.
Al Sharpton stated:
“Reports of the conditions in ASAP’s jail cell and violation of his consular visitation rights are concerning. We at [National Action Network] are appealing directly to the Swedish authorities for complete transparency and ASAP’s swift return home.”
During an interview with The Breakfast Club in 2016, A$AP Rocky was asked why he distances himself from Black issues. This was during the black people were being killed in Ferguson, Baltimore, and other states. A$AP Rocky replied:
“So every time something happens because I’m Black I gotta stand up? What the fuck am I, Al Sharpton now? I’m A$AP Rocky. I did not sign up to be no political activist,” Rocky said at the time. “I don’t wanna talk about no fucking Ferguson and shit because I don’t live over there! I live in fucking Soho and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate. I’m in the studio; I’m in these fashion studios; I’m in these bitches’ drawers. I’m not doing anything outside of that. That’s my life.”
In 2016 A$AP Rocky also declared “All lives matter”, then stating:
Black Lives Matter Is a Bandwagon, Bill Cosby Is Innocent
When the incident first occurred, A$AP Rocky made this post:
Here’s the video of Rocky allegedly assaulting the teen: