NY Congressman “Will Fight Until A$AP Rocky Is Home.”
While a Change.org petition, calling for #JusticeforRocky, has gathered over 400,000 signatures within its first day, NY congressman Adriano Espaillatis working hard to help bring A$AP Rocky home.
Congressman Espaillat addressed several letters to the U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy in Sweden, and the Swedish Ambassador in Washington, outlining Rocky’s innocence and pleading for justice in his case.
Although the case for A$AP Rocky appears to be strong, and the fan petition garnered more than 400,000 signatures in its first day, Congressman Espaillat is determined to elevate the conversation and speak up for an important member of the Harlem community.
“He’s part of a growing, young movement of artists that, first of all…” “…I commend because they identify with the neighborhood where they live, which in this case is Harlem,” Espaillat explains. “Harlem is a neighborhood that is very special because Harlem is not just about the Apollo or 125th Street. It’s really about an attitude and a personality and a history and a legacy. And so, for him to be a young person and continue to identify with Harlem, and be a strong presence of the artist community in Harlem, is great. That’s why I’m going to bat for him.”
The rapper was involved in the fight before appearing at a music festival in Sweden. It was not clear who else was involved in the incident. He and others punched and kicked the person on the ground.
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