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A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault in Swedish Court

A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault in Swedish Court

A$AP Rocky. Credit: Chad Cooper.
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STOCKHOLM (CelebrityAccess) – A$AP Rocky and two members of his entourage have been found guilty of assault and handed conditional sentences after a street brawl in Stockholm on June 30.

Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, earlier pleaded self-defense saying that he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who he claimed were persistently following his entourage before one picked a fight with one of his bodyguards.

Stockholm District Court said Wednesday (Aug. 14) in its ruling that the performer and his two bodyguards “were not in a situation” where they were entitled to claim self-defense and that they “assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him.”

As a result, the three defendants were “convicted of assault and sentenced to conditional sentences,” meaning the three face no prison sentence in Sweden unless they commit a similar offense in the country again.

The 30-year-old rapper and his two bodyguards were released August 2 pending the verdict. All three have returned to the United States and are not legally obliged to be present in Stockholm.

The case drew the attention of a number of American celebrities and musical artists, including A$AP Ferg, Post Malone, Miguel, Lil Yachty, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Tyga, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, as well as President Trump.

A social media campaign, #JusticeForRocky, has been pressing for his release.

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