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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are joining the #FreeFlacko movement.
A$AP Rocky has now been in Swedish custody for over two weeks now, and despite attempts from his legal team and a Change.org petition circulating. It seems his current circumstances are indefinite.
The international story has caught the attention of politicians, namely members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The CBC has now decided to take the matter to Washington in hopes to free the rapper.
Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York spoke with TMZ and said that members of the CBC such as himself, Andre Carson, andAdriano Espaillat (a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus) plan to take their fight to the steps of U.S. Capitol.
“It appears that the hip-hop police for years have been targeting rappers in New York and in other parts of the country have now shown the world that it’s not just a United States phenomenon,” Jeffries started. So he’s saying there IS a hip-hop police?! He then made his support for Rocky clear, “You can expect that members of Congress, particularly those of use who are part of the Congressional Black Caucus, are going to continue to weigh in forcefully until ASAP Rocky is free.”
If the A$AP mob member is convicted of assault he could spend up go six years in prison. Swedish prosecutors have until this Friday to request an extension to keep him in custody, this is pending the findings of their investigation or if they request more time. Hopefully the CBC is able to garner more support and bring Rocky home ASAP, pun intended.