Donald Trump's allies call A$AP Rocky "ungrateful"
Donald Trump’s team has choice words for A$AP Rocky.
President Donald Trump’s associates are labeling A$AP Rocky “ungrateful.”
President Trump’s allies are upset with A$AP Rocky and his team for failing to call Trump and thank him for assisting in the rapper’s release from Swedish prison on Aug. 2. One of Trump’s associates called Rocky and his crew “ungrateful motherf—ers” for not calling them on the phone to thank them personally, Yahoo News reports.
Shortly after Rocky’s release, he took to Instagram to release a statement thanking everyone who supported him through his difficult time. “I am of course disappointed by today’s verdict,” he wrote. “I want to say thanks again to all of my fans, friends, and everyone who showed me love during this difficult time. Imma keep moving forward. Thank you to my team, my management, attorneys, label and everyone who advocated for justice.”
However, Rocky’s apology was not sufficient for Trump and his constituents. Ohio Pastor Darrell Scott, who was one of Trump’s highest-profile African-American surrogates, and Kareem Lanier, co-chair of the Urban Revitalization Coalition, had one gripe with Rocky and that was receiving acknowledgment when he returned to the U.S.
“I was like, man, ‘you ungrateful motherf—ers, you,’” Lanier said to Yahoo News when speaking of a conversation with A$AP Rocky’s lawyer following his release. “‘I can’t believe you. . . . We didn’t ask you guys for nothing other than for you guys to be grateful. We just want you guys to be appreciative and say, thank you.’” Scott added that Rocky’s manager, John Ehmann, made excuses for why the rapper did not personally thank them. He claimed Rocky was either busy, traveling or needed rest.
Reports also claim that Rocky wouldn’t thank the White House behind the scenes. “All he had to do was do a two-minute call to say thank you,” said Scott. “Rocky hasn’t even called us and said, ‘Hey, man, thank you guys. I appreciate it,’ in private. Just in private.”
“The White House didn’t ask for anything,” Scott told Yahoo News. “There were no conditions attached, but my condition and Kareem’s condition was that all I’m asking for you guys to do is say thank you.” Lanier added that Trump did not assist in Rocky’s release to appeal to black voters.
“He won the election with 8% of the black vote,” Lanier said in an interview with Yahoo News. “He doesn’t need black voters or need A$AP Rocky to get black voters. He did this because it was the right thing to do.”
As previously reported, Rocky was detained in a Swedish prison following a June 30 brawl that took place in Stockholm. The rapper was accused of assault, along with two members of his crew, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers. They were released on Aug. 2 and allowed to await the verdict of their trial in the U.S.
Rocky and the two other men received suspended sentences, which meant they did not have to serve prison time. Rocky was sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay approximately $22,300 in restitution and legal fees to the 19-year-old alleged victim, Mustafa Jafari.
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