Thank God for Forbes, the best at estimating the wealth of celebs and famous people who have come through with a rough calculus of how much is on the table if the two stars do eventually go their separate ways.
According to the 103-year-old publication, Kim and Kanye have a combined net worth of $2.1 billion (over KSh 200 billion).
The magazine also posits that as this isn’t Kim’s first marriage that the couple is likely to have a prenup, meaning their divorce proceedings might go smoothly (Didn’t Dr. Dre have a prenup and isn’t he having issues with his divorce at the moment? But what do I know).
But I digress.
Another thing that helps in that theory is that the couple’s biggest assets are owned independently and they both had separate streams of income before they exchanged marital vows in 2014.
The one area of their assets that might cause an issue is the shared real estate which includes their Calabasas mansion. As of last year, Forbes estimated Kanye’s net worth to be 1.3 billion dollars while that of Kim at 900 million dollars.
Apparently, the couple who started going for counseling to try and fix their relationship knew that divorce was still a possibility if they were unsuccessful. Despite their marriage being on the rocky ground for much of last year, the two still exchanged expensive gifts to each other on Christmas Day last year.
I wrote this article in October last year and have updated as seen fit to coincide with the news that Kim Kardashian is allegedly planning to divorce her husband, Kanye West.
Kanye West has been the most famous thing in Hollywood headlines the past 4 months that isn’t related to Covid-19. His antics are well-known and are numerous. For a quick reminder, check out the article below:
The father of 4 was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago and while that might be a mitigating factor in how erratic his behaviour can be, there are still some like his wife who believe he should allow for more medical attention from his doctors, something that the rapper has been averse to do.
That wasn’t all as the two were recently spotted at his Wyoming ranch having a heart-to-heart trying to work things out. Despite his apology, reports indicate that his wife wants him to seek professional help that can deal with his issue once and for all.
Kanye’s psychological issues first came into the public domain when he was hospitalised in 2016 with hallucinations and paranoia.
Hollywood marriages have a higher than normal failure rate among the American populace. Most celebs in America are either on their 2nd or 3rd marriages and it is something that has become par for the course and isn’t frowned upon anymore.
The things Kim has gone through the past few years with her man would make her respond in either of 3 ways;
-Stay with him and ask him to get treatment.
-Have her break down in more ways than one.
-Move on and divorce her husband for his repeated infractions and a lack of desire to change.
For now, Kim Kardashian has chosen the first and has been resolute even if there have been cracks about her contemplating moving on from her fashion designer husband.
And why is she still with him? My theory? Money. Kanye is still an appreciating asset. His deal with Adidas for Yeezus has already made him a dollar billionaire and will keep him in the cheddar for the foreseeable future.
California where the couple has stayed for most of their marriage is a no-fault divorce state. If Kim were to ever divorce him, she would at least take half of his fortune. The man is worth at least 1.3 billion dollars at the moment while she is worth at least 900 million dollars.
Even if she doesn’t need his money, why would a smart woman like Kim leave a potential gravy train like Kanye while his worth hasn’t even reached its zenith? Some even value his Yeezy brand at 3 billion dollars with the rapper himself touting it at the 5 billion mark.
Either way, the brand will keep on growing as there is a hunger for it, with the rapper even signing a 10-year deal in 2020 with clothes store, Gap.
While my reasoning might be cynical, prior celeb relationships have shown me that most marriages are kept together, not because of the love but the convenience. Once Kanye’s is done, Kim will most likely be done with him. But what do I know?
Update: It seems that the promise of more potential money in the future from a divorce with Kanye wasn’t enough to want Kim to stay in the marriage, as the issues between them have only increased.
For someone who has mental issues, his decision to run in the just concluded 2020 US presidential elections was a nail in the coffin for Kim who wanted her husband to seek as much medical attention as possible, something he seems not to keen on.
It seems that Kim has had enough and just wants out of the often rocky relationship that has seen the couple blessed with 4 kids.
On this one, I can say I was wrong. Money wasn’t the reason Kim stayed as long as she did but probably the hope that she could ride her husband’s mental storm with him and come out of it successfully.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West are living separately and goign through marriage counseling and keeping this information low key.
A source old multiple blogs that the couple have been living separately for some time nowwith Kanye in Wyoming and Kim plus their four kids in their Calabasas home in California.
In Mid 2020, West announced a failed bid for president, then went on to deliver a tearful monologue at a political rally addressing topics from abortion to Harriet Tubman, and said in a series of since-deleted tweets that his wife was trying to have him hospitalized.
“Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughter’s life yesterday,” he wrote at the time.
He also called his mother in law Kris Jenner “Kris Jong-Un” and claimed that the famous family were trying to force him into psychiatric treatment.
West later said on Twitter that he had been trying to divorce Kardashian West after she met with rapper Meek Mill to discuss prison reform. “Meek is my man and was respectful,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “That’s my dog Kim was out of line.”
In recent weeks though, West has not been seen on Kim’s social media accounts and fans commented so. He was not featured in any photos from a recent trip to Lake Tahoe during their holidays and nether was he present in her Christmas posts.
Date night for Kanye and Kim Kardashian consists of eating a meal outside in what seems to be a tennis court with a car shinning its headlights to replace candles.
Kanye shared a picture of the dinner date and what tickled his fans was that he was using a cars headlights to shine light on the table for two. Oh and there’s a piano somewhere around and people are trying to figure out what’s going on.
Expressing her thanks to the “thousands of individuals and businesses” involved in the program, Kim also added: “I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years.”
“This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever,” she went on.
Early shows focused on the lives of Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe and their partners, including Kourtney’s ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, Kim’s ex-husband Kris Humphries and Khloe’s ex-husband Lamar Odom.
It eventually brought in “momager” Kris Jenner, her now ex-husband Caitlyn Jenner – then the only famous figure in the show, as Bruce Jenner the Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete – and half sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
A spokesperson for E! said in a statement to CNN: “While it has been an absolute privilege and we will miss them wholeheartedly, we respect the family’s decision to live their lives without our cameras.
Kanye West has had a month of June and July that will live in infamy for the many crazy (might be true) pronouncements that he made. The rapper started out by claiming that he would be contending for the American presidency in 2022.
That wasn’t even the worst of it, the rapper started attacking his own wife and her mom-in-law in a string of tweets that went viral.
The rapper apparently visited a hospital for anxiety but decided against staying when he noticed how many people were there.
This is according to a source who spoke to TMZ. He then arranged to have an ambulance come to his ranch, where EMTs reportedly checked his vitals, including heart rate and blood pressure, before determining he was not in any danger.
Kanye is no stranger to visiting hospitals as he was once hospitalised in 2016 after suffering a mental break-down.
The medics left shortly after with Mr. West being seeing riding an ATV around the property shortly after. This comes after the rapper had issued an apology to his wife on Saturday;
“I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me.to [sic] Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me,” West, 43, wrote.
Although West did not specify what “private matter” he was referring to, it might be related to his admission during a South Carolina campaign rally last weekend that the couple considered abortion when they were expecting their first child, daughter North, 7.
The message was posted shortly after Kanye had been visited on his Wyoming ranch by Justin Bieber. “I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim, I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me. (sic)”.
The rapper has made many accusations and so we still don’t know what he was specifically apologising for. One of the claims that he had made was that he wanted to divorce Kim after she met rapper Meek Mill at a hotel in 2018.
Kanye wrote: “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf for ‘prison reform’ (sic). Meek is my man and was respectful. That’s my dog. Kim was out of line I’m worth 5 billion dollars and more than that through Christ But ya’ll ain’t listen to MJ and now ya’ll believe them??? (sic).”
In a subsequent tweet, Kanye also likened Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner, to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Kim Kardashian on her part hasn’t put a foot wrong in this whole saga and has been supportive of her husband despite the claims he has been making.
She told fans and followers to be sympathetic to the rappers plight as he has bipolar disorder and that his latest outburst while troubling, was par for the course for people who suffer such.
Kanye West has done a lot in life. The man started out as a music producer, progress to becoming a rapper, then went into the fashion industry where he made his billions.
And a constant part of the man has been his eccentric nature that has seen him blaze a trail in all of the career paths he has chosen.
Kanye is a genius but as they say he there is a thin line between genius and madness. The madness has been seen in the past when he was hospitalised but it seems that he might be in a similar position if recent events are something to go by.
The “Jesus Walks” rapper has been trending on Twitter this past week for his rant about his wife, Kim Kardashian.
Kanye claimed that his wife and reality star, Kim Kardashian, was trying to use a doctor to lock him up. “Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor,” the rapper tweeted. “If I get locked up like Mandela, you’ll know why,” he wrote in now-deleted tweets.
He also had a few words for his mother-in-law and Kardashian’s momager, Kris Jenner, who he claimed was part of those trying to “lock him up.” In another tweet, he warned her not to play with him saying she and that ‘calmye’ (her boyfriend) were not allowed near his children.
Mr. West even added the popular movie “Get Out” was about him and the situation he is facing. In the movie, a black man becomes trapped in a suburban nightmare as his white girlfriend and her family try to exploit him. The rapper also spoke about his wife being in playboy.
“I put my life on my God that North’s mom would never photograph her doing playboy and that’s on God I’m at the ranch, come and get me,” Kanye wrote.
The rapper has since deleted the tweets but not before some screenshots were taken. Kanye also lamented on saving his child North saying Kim was trying to get him locked up for crying about it.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are individually billionaires now.
And to celebrate this fact Kanye West penned a sweet, but odd, note congratulating wife, Kim Kardashian West after a beauty conglomerate Coty acquired a 20% stake in Kim’s KKW Beauty for $200M, valuing the cosmetics and fragrance line at $1B.
I am so proud of my beautiful wife Kim Kardashian West for officially becoming a billionaire You’ve weathered the craziest storms and now God is shining on you and our family So blessed this is still life So I made you this still life We love you so much
According to Forbes magazine, Kim Kardashian sold a stake in her cosmetics firm seeing her sail through to billionaire status.
In April this year, Kanye was also declared a billionaire by Forbes.
The majority of West’s $1.3 billion fortune comes from Yeezy. West owns $21 million in real estate, a $3.8 million car collection, and $297,050 worth of livestock, Forbes reports.
Kanye West is the embodiment of the renaissance man, a modern-day polymath who can do all that he sets his mind on. The celebrity is now giving weight to the often-quoted phrase, “a man of many talents”
Kanye for those who might not know has had different “careers” that speak volumes as to the type of man that he is. The musician started out as a producer for Jay Z before venturing out into doing rapping to his own beats, something that is still a legendary feat to do. (Just ask Magix Enga to do so!?)
From there the singer branched out into the fashion world showcasing his eccentricities(something that is highly appreciated among fashionistas) and was an instant success.
But his masterstroke was his Yeezy shoe company that he started in partnership with Adidas that made him a dollar billionaire.
And it seems that his appetite for growth and expansion isn’t stopping there yet as the star has taken out another trademark. TMZ just reported that the designer and music mogul filed a trademark for Yeezy beauty.
Among the list of trademarked items are: “Cosmetics, facial makeup, concealers, blushers, facial powders, foundation makeup, eye makeup, eye pencils, eyebrow pencils, mascara, false eyelashes, face and body glitter, cosmetic pencils, lipstick, lip gloss, lip pencils, eye creams, facial cleansers, toners, facial exfoliants and scrubs, facial creams, facial moisturizers, and facial lotions.”
This isn’t West’s first beauty and cosmetics trademark. Back in 2017, he filed a similar trademark for Donda cosmetics, named after his mother who tragically passed away in 2007.
If West’s Yeezy beauty line does launch, it will join his wife’s KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance brands, as well as Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin, as part of the family’s growing beauty business.
There will always be endless rumours and speculation on the happenings in the private lives of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
The couple who have 4 children together have been married for 6 years and in that time have filled the tabloid pages with enough content to fill a Bible-sized book.
And this latest rumour about the couple will surely add to that content. Apparently a source told the British rag, The Sun that things between the couple aren’t in a good place.
A source told the tabloid that Kim Kardashian-West, is reportedly considering the idea of her and Kanye spending time apart in different houses until the lockdown is lifted.
The source added that things are tough between the couple because they never normally spend this much time together, but she doesn’t want a divorce.
Her reason according to the source was three-fold, Kim regards her marriage as a success since she is the only Kardashian sister who is still married, but also sees herself and Kanye as a ‘power couple’.
Kim also doesn’t want a divorce, especially because of the public backlash after her second divorce, which was unbearable.
However, the source alleged they have been staying at opposite ends of the house to keep things civil. This information is backed up by a report in the US Weekly, that revealed that the celebrity couple has been on different pages of late, despite the public display of affection.
“Sometimes they are on different pages. She gets up early and works out and he is up late. Kim is working out nonstop and doing her thing. Kanye is having a harder time because he does not have a regimented routine like Kim,” said the source.
Other sources close to the reality star have also said Kanye has been ‘focused on creating,’ leaving much of the parenting to Kim, something she isn’t used to as before the quarantine happened she would be hard at work outside their home.
But despite all the noise surrounding the couple, Kanye was recently named the richest artiste in the world, with the rapper and Yeezy sneaker founder making $170 million in the last financial year.
Kanye West has had an extreme makeover of his spirit-man the past two years. The famed rapper has rediscovered his love for Jesus that he had when he was still a young man.
The course correction that his life has taken came after a series of erratic behaviours ended up with him being hospitalised back in 2016 after a nervous break-down.
But it seems things are looking up for the rapper after he got saved. And how did that happen? During a recent church service at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta in Atlanta, the business mogul shared his testimony of finding Jesus, being saved and holding fast to Christ’s greatness.
As reported by BET, “Along with his typical praise and worship sessions, Kanye offered a special sermon [at the service], speaking on the importance of accepting both God’s power along with His plan for you.”
Pastor Dr. Sunday Adelaja shared a video on YouTube sharing how God has worked miracles in his and others’ lives. Despite being tempted personally by every “shiny” thing the devil could possibly have shown him, West found the truth.
Ye revealed through a worshipful moment anchored in the sentiments of Ecclesiastes that he discovered that “Nothing beats God” and that only God can give you a sound mind.
Kanye encouraged congregants to have a singular focus on God, and not man: “Let’s not be concerned with the opinions of men at all. Only the opinion of God. Let’s not be concerned with the validation of men at all. Only of God. To be radically in service to Christ.”
The man then confessed how Christ had delivered him, saved him and brought him closer to his children and family after years of deception “chasing a gold statue.”
“I believe Jesus died for my sins,” West declared, “There was a time when the devil had me.” He added, “Do you know the good news? Jesus can save a wretch like me,” he said.
“The power of God cannot be calculated by…a bank account, by how many cars you drive or by how big your house is…it’s God inside of us…,” Ye proclaimed.
We have all seen the Kardashian West Christmas family card and thought it was perfect.
However there is one little detail we didn’t notice.
Kim Kardashian has revealed that daughter North West was photoshopped into the family card because she had tantrums.
Kim revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she had to photoshop her eldest daughter, North West, into their family Christmas photo this year that she hsared on December 13th.
So the family did a separate shoot for her daughter to alleviate the stress of trying to have all four kids smiling at once.
“It’s the most anxiety to get four kids together smiling in a room,” Kardashian West told DeGeneres. “North was having a day, so she refused to be in the shoot. She just was crying because she wanted her specific hairstyle, whatever. I said, ‘Fine you’re not gonna be in the card.’”
“The next day she woke up and was like, ‘Mommy, I really want to do a card,’” continued Kardashian West. “Thank god the photographer was still in town. I called the photographer, had her come over. I said, ‘I have no makeup on now, I look totally different. Let’s just pretend—shoot us, but cut me out and you’ll Photoshop her in.’ And it looks like a beautiful card.”
“I would’ve rather done it this way than the anxiety of what I went through of trying to get—I mean, Chicago has a cookie in her hand, I was really holding Psalm there, Saint was really there,” she continued. The rest of us were there, but North … that was a lot. There’s always one!”
Ellen Degeneres shared a clip of the interview below.
Kanye West has turned his life around figuratively and literally (what does that mean BTW? It sounds smart though…) The rapper has given his life to Jesus Christ and as a born-again Christian, he has decided to change some of the behaviours in his home.
One of them is that his daughter shouldn’t be allowed to put on lipstick! But it seems that little North is quite the rebel and decided to put some on during yesterday’s Halloween fete.
Kim Kardashian West’s daughter was seen on Instagram wearing bright red lipstick for her classic devil Halloween costume.
As seen in a photo posted by Auntie Kourtney Kardashian, the 6-year-old was rocking crimson nail polish and a pitchfork as she posed up alongside cousin Penelope Disick — who was dressed up as an angel-devil hybrid creature and, for what it’s worth, also appeared to be wearing a gloss.
Kim had told E! News in a recent interview,
‘North is trying to get in on the makeup, but she’s being blocked heavily because her dad has stopped all makeup for her until she is a teenager… It’s a big discussion, a big fight in the household right now but it is what’s best.’
She also went on to reveal she and Kanye “didn’t really want her to wear makeup at a young age,’
Kanye himself admitted in an interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1,’ I was literally out there making [North] try to out dress Rihanna… I don’t think North should wear a crop top after I had her wear a slip dress when she was two years old. I think and feel differently now that I am Christian.’
Kanye West becoming a Christian has allowed us to see a new side of the rapper who has arguably had more written about him than most rappers combined.
The man was recently a guest on James Corden’s segment Airpool Karaoke, where he revealed a lot about his finances and his plans for his family.
The born again rapper has claimed his faith in God helped him get out of KSh 3.6 billion debt. The American rapper said he made KSh 11.9 billion shillings in 2018 but still ended up in debt.
The 42-year-old said, ‘Last year I made KSh 11.9 billion and still ended up KSh 3.6 billion in debt, this year (2019), I looked up and I just got KSh 7.02 billion returned to me on my tax, and people say don’t talk about these numbers.’
The 37-year-old tennis star and fashion designer unveiled the new looks as part of her first S by Serena Williams show at Metropolitan West on Tuesday at the New York Fashion Week.
Williams’ designs included a sequined suit, an asymmetrical black gown and a lime duster over a leopard print dress. The collection referenced 1990s street style and featured a mix of prints, sequins and neon colors.
Williams described the new collection as “bold, dynamic, and versatile” in an Instagram post Tuesday.
Williams’ Fall 2019 collection ranges from $59 to $229. Select items are available in sizing to 3X.
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Lingerie Just Dropped on Amazon.
The superstar singer presented her Fall/Winter 2019 intimates collection during New York Fashion Week tuesday.
Following Tuesday’s live event, Amazon Prime will stream the Savage x Fenty show in more than 200 countries and territories beginning Sept. 20.
Kim Kardashian’s much-awaited shapewear collection is now available at Skims.com “I’m thrilled to see my brand Skims come to life,” Kardashian said.
Available in sizes XXS through 5XL and nine different shades to match different skin tones, the line’s bras, briefs, thongs, bodysuits, slips and shorts are priced from $18 to $98 and claim to smooth, sculpt, cinch and lift the wearer’s body for a red carpet-ready look.
“I rely on solutionwear to accentuate and enhance my body, shape, and silhouette,” Kardashian explained in a press release. “As my style changed and evolved, I found myself altering existing shapewear to work specifically for each look that I was going for. I knew I wasn’t alone in looking for the perfect shapewear and was inspired to turn my passion into something real that works for every body type.”
An argument over sweets left Kim and Kourtney Kardashian bitter with one another.
In a preview clip for the forthcoming season of the E! show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the tension between Kim, 38, and Kourtney, 40, was palpable as they clashed over whether they would have candy present at a joint birthday bash – with a Candyland theme – for their respective eldest daughters North, six, and Penelope, seven.
The argument was triggered as the two, along with younger sister Khloe, 35, were relaxing at Kourtney’s Calabasas mansion, where Kim discovered a massive dispenser containing multiple types of candy.
Kim gently prodded the health-conscious Kourtney over the presence of the candy at her home – their mother Kris Jenner had left it there, Kourtney said – while casually snacking.
Kourtney sought to make Kim’s candy consumption as unpleasant as possible, talking about the ‘disgusting chemicals’ in the candy as Kim was snacking on it.Kourtney called the candy ‘the biggest number one cause of aging,’ asking Kim, ‘Don’t you just feel it when you eat that that it like sucks the life and youthfulness out of your skin?’
Kim replied, ‘No, it makes me feel like a kid inside,’ which led Kourtney to make clear she didn’t want sugary snacks at the upcoming bash. Kourtney told Kim that she didn’t want sugary candy at the soiree, but rather healthier options.
‘There’s candies that are not disgusting and filled with chemicals … do you want me to make you a collage or posterboard?’ she asked Kim, who replied, ‘Make me a f***ing pinata: all that s***, and I’ll hit it with your face.’
Kourtney stayed on point, telling Kim they had ‘to have some healthy options’ at the Candyland-themed party, adding to her sister that she was ‘dated’ and ‘in the past’ in her party-planning mentality.But Kim felt it defeated the purpose, telling Kourtney, ‘It’s a Candyland-themed party! Yes, that’s, like, what the party is about, Candyland – it’s not f***ing gluten-free land over here!’
Kim suggested to Kourtney to ‘change the theme of the party,’ at which point Kourtney said it would be a better idea to do two separate ones.
The segment featuring the star sisters ended things with a stare down after they canceled the joint bash.
The White House has reportedly secured better prison conditions for A$AP Rocky after his manager, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reached out to presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner in an effort to get the rapper released from detention in Sweden.
Many believe that A$AP, who has been incarcerated for more than two weeks, is being unfairly held in relation because of a street brawl in Stockholm captured on video back on June 30.
Kardashian reportedly got in touch with Kushner after learning of the rapper’s situation, according to TMZ. Kushner then went all the way up the chain to brief Trump. The president then reportedly told Kushner he though A$AP was being unjustly detained and offered his support.
‘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,’ Kardashian tweeted on Wednesday.
Kushner was also contacted by the hip hop star’s manager John Ehmann, who complained that his client’s conditions at the Kronoberg detention center were ‘inhumane’. ‘Jared immediately got Rocky moved to better living conditions,’ Pastor Darrell Scott of the Urban Revitalization Coalition, an organization set up by the Trump administration that advised Ehmann to contact Kushner, told Page Six.
‘They had this guy in a crap hole. I don’t know if it’s a different facility [that he’s now in], but he’s at least on a different floor. It’s better surroundings,’ Scott said.
Scott told Page Six he spoke to President Trump directly about the situation as well.
‘[Trump] asked, “Do you like the guy, do you trust him?” And he said, “OK, we’ll look into it then.”‘
Scott added that ‘it was never a publicity grab.. It’s just this administration trying to help an American citizen overseas who’s in dire straits’.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Robert O’Brien, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, are understood to have been apprised on the issue.
The State Department is reportedly working to get the rapper out of jail.
Previously the department raised concerns about the detention of A$AP Rocky, urging Sweden to ‘treat him fairly’ amid reports the rapper is being held in solitary confinement. Rep. Adriano Espaillat, a Democrat who represents New York’s 13th Congressional District, which includes A$AP’s home neighborhood of Harlem, also called in Pompeo to do more to secure the rapper’s freedom as well as that of two others detained with him, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers.
He expressed concern that the three Americans were being held in solitary confinement.
‘It is unconscionable that young men that are doing well, they are on the right track in life, they’re very successful, they’re icons in the hip-hop community, are treated under these inhuman conditions,’ Espaillat said at a Wednesday press conference.
Sources close to the star said he was forced to sleep on a yoga mat without blankets and was housed in a cell next to a man with mental health issues who bangs his head against the wall and throws faeces ‘every which way’.
Rocky, 30, survived on an apple a day during the first five days of his incarceration because food in the facility is inedible and the water is unclean, TMZ reported.
It is understood he is now in a facility where the conditions are ‘markedly better’.
The governor of the detention center, where A$AP is being held because he is deemed a flight risk by Swedish authorities, told Page Six the prison has ‘been completely renovated’.
The rapper, real name Rakim Meyers, is being held there while police investigate a street brawl he was involved in and while prosecutors decide if they’re going to charge him with aggravated assault. In a statement to Politico, a spokesman for the State Department said: ‘There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns.
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‘We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect. We hope to see ASAP Rocky and his colleagues back on tour and reunited with friends and family soon.’
Top officials are said to be keeping a close eye on proceedings.
Swedish prosecutors must decide by Friday whether A$AP will face charges.The star’s lawyer, Alan Jackson, said: ‘President Trump has made bringing home unjustly held Americans a top priority for his administration. The State Department’s interest in the case gives us great hope for Rocky’s situation.
‘Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador O’Brien have been relentless in their diplomatic efforts on behalf of American citizens being held all over the world. Rocky’s millions of fans worldwide are putting their trust in the State Department to get Rocky home.’
Rocky was detained in Stockholm shortly after a gig in the city over video which shows him involved in a street brawl with two men on June 30.
He claims that the men kept following him, provoked him and swung at his security first, sparking the fight.
In his first court appearance a judge ordered him to be held for up to two weeks while police investigate.Another court order would then be needed if the police need more time to carry out their investigation.
Lawyers for the entertainer appealed the decision to the appeals court which upheld it, and then to the Supreme Court, which refused to hear the case.
In their initial ruling, the judge said that A$AP is a flight risk and will likely leave the country if released.
The rapper, who is in the midst of a European tour, has already been forced to cancel shows in Norway, Poland, Ireland and Britain because of the arrest.
Fans, as well as fellow musicians, have publicly urged Swedish authorities to release the American entertainer.
Rapper Travis Scott shouted ‘Free Rocky’ during his performance at the Wireless Festival in London, a festival where ASAP Rocky was scheduled to perform.
Others have taken to social media under hashtags like #FreeRocky or #FreeFlacko, which is another of ASAP Rocky’s nicknames.