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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly the reason the White House has gotten involved with rapper A$AP Rocky's case in Sweden.

American rapper Rakim Mayers - AKA A$AP Rocky - has been taken into custody after Swedish authorities arrested the rapper and his posse following a street brawl.

Rocky's manager, John Ehmann, claimed on social media that the rapper his being held in "inhumane conditions" at the Kronoberg Detention Center near Stockholm, under "24/7 solitary confinement, restriction of amenities for the most basic of human functions".

Sources say that West urged Kardashian, who met with the president about prison reform earlier this year, to contact Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner. According to TMZ, President Trump is aware of Rocky's situation and has his team working to get him freed.

TMZ reports that "In addition to Kim and Kanye, Kareem Lanier and Pastor Darrell Scott of the White House's Urban Revitalization Coalition, also played a big role ... helping to connect ASAP's management directly with Kushner through a phone call". Apparently Trump acknowledged that Rocky is being held unfairly and said he wanted to help.

On Tuesday, the State Department issued a statement on Rocky's detention.

Some in the Congressional Black Caucus don't think Pompeo is doing enough. When questioned about the ongoing situation by TMZ, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of NY confirmed that they're getting involved, citing human rights violations. Rep. Espaillat, who represents ASAP Rocky's Harlem neighborhood, said Sweden will emerge from the situation with a black eye and he believes race is definitely a factor in his detainment.