The international calls to free A$AP Rocky from imprisonment in Sweden are swelling, with a number of politicians in the USA taking the issue to Washington.

Hakeem Jeffries and André Carson, Representatives for New York and Indiana respectively and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, as well as New York Representative and member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Adriano Espaillat, will demand Rocky is freed from the reported “horrific" conditions he’s being detained in.

Jeffries said: "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.

"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.”

A Change petition to free Rocky has also gained more than 600,000 signatures signatures.

Swedish prosecutors have until Friday to make a decision on whether the rapper will remain in custody


Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on Twitter

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