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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Kim Kardashian attends the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 03, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

With the assistance of celebrities and politicians, A$AP Rocky might soon be released from jail in Sweden. 

Kim Kardashian tweeted a link to a TMZ report that said, “President Trump is very much aware” of A$AP Rocky’s legal situation and that “he’s got his team working to get him freed,” along with her husband Kanye West.

Following the tweet, Rocky’s management contacted Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner who made the president aware of the case. According to TMZ, The U.S. State Department is also “actively working to get A$AP out of jail.”

The Washington Post reported that the “Fashion Killer” rapper also had the support of Reps. Adriano Espaillat, Hakeem Jeffries, André Carson, and Joaquin Castro, all of whom claimed he was being kept in “inhumane conditions.”

On Thursday, the reality TV star took to Twitter to show her gratitude for the political efforts that were transpiring to assist the Harlem rapper.

“Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated,” she wrote.

More time was requested from a Swedish prosecutor to conclude his preliminary investigation into the assault allegations. “We…now need until Thursday next week to be able to finish the preliminary investigation,” Daniel Suneson said in a statement, according to Reuters.

The artist, whose given name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm while on tour for “gross assault” after a street fight between his entourage and two men on June 30, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

However, according to video footage that was shared on A$AP Rocky’s Instagram account, the victim is visibly seen with another male following and repeatedly harassing the rapper. Rocky claimed that a fight took place after the two men threw a punch at his security first.

Celebrities rallied to his support after reports emerged that he was in solitary confinement, with his manager John Ehmann writing on Instagram that he was enduring a “lack of access to life-sustaining food as well as unsanitary conditions.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.