Platinum-selling rapper A$AP Rocky was supposed to be touring Europe, but instead, he's been sitting behind bars in Sweden for two weeks, basically in solitary confinement.

Now, officials there say he'll have to stay another week in jail while they continue to investigate a fight he was involved in. 

President Donald Trump says Kanye West called him about Rocky.

"Many, many members of the African American community have called me, friends of mine, and said 'Can you help?'" Trump said.

Trump says his administration is looking into the 30-year-old Harlem rapper's detention overseas. 

"Sweden is a great country, and they are friends of mine," Trump said.




Earlier this month, Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was in Stockholm to perform at a music festival when he and members of his team got into a beef with some guys there. Lots of it was caught on cell phone video.

Rocky says it was self-defense.

Video shows Rocky and his entourage throwing one of the guys to the street and punching him. They haven't be charged. But in Sweden, officials say foreigners are held while crimes are investigated because they are flight risks. 

The president says he doesn't know Rocky personally, but after a week of battling with four congresswomen of color over what many perceive as his racist remarks against them, Trump says black people are calling him about the rapper.

"I can tell you he has tremendous support from the African-American community in this country. When I say African-American I think I can say from everybody in this country because we are all one," Trump said.

Harlem attorney Xavier Donaldson says he's troubled by Rocky's detention and treatment by Swedish authorities.

"I mean, really unfair to hold someone in a jail cell for 21 hours a day by themselves while you investigate to determine whether or not they have committed a crime or not," Donaldson said. "That is just simply unreasonable, and it is not the mark of what I would consider a just civilized society. It simply is not." 

Donaldson says he believes Rocky has a good self-defense case, and if he was released, he would return to fight the charges. The lawyer says after all, the rapper makes lots of money traveling the world to perform.