A Swedish court has just handed down a verdict in the assault case against rapper A$AP Rocky. The court found the rapper guilty of assault.
The rapper was handed a suspended sentence after the court found that the assault was not “of such a serious nature” as to warrant more time behind bars.
Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested in Stockholm in July after he and two members of his entourage got into a street brawl with Mustafa Jafari, 19. but gave him a suspended sentence. Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was accused of assaulting a man during a fight in Stockholm back in June.
Prosecutors asked the court to convict Mayers, 30, and sentence him to at least six months in jail. But Per Lennerbrant, the senior judge presiding over the case, said the prosecution failed to prove the extent of the seriousness of the attack.
However, the rapper and his entourage were not without fault, the court found.
“The artist is convicted of his own use of violence,” Lennerbrant said through a court translator.
The trio were ordered to pay 12,500 Swedish krona — roughly $1,300 — in damages to the victim. They are also required to repay the legal fees of the victim and the state.
“The court has recognized that Rocky and his party were followed and harassed, that no bottle was used, that Rocky didn’t act in a joined attack with the others and that Rocky didn’t inflict any wounds on the victim and that is a win. But the court has also concluded that Rocky didn’t act in self-defense,” the lawyer, Slobodan Jovic, said.
“It’s a conclusion that Rocky and I don’t agree with.”