A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault after he was involved in a street brawl in Stockholm, Sweden on June 30.
The rapper and two accomplices, David Rispers and Bladimir Corniel, were convicted by a Swedish court on Wednesday, after the Stockholm District Court rejected claims the trio had been acting in self-defense.
Per CNN, the ruling said:
“Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack. Therefore, they were not in a situation where they were entitled to use violence in self-defense. Nor could they have perceived themselves to be in such a situation.”
During the trial, it was argued by Swedish public prosecutor Daniel Suneson the trio assaulted the victim by beating him with a whole or part of a glass bottle while he was on the ground. Ultimately, it was decided there was too much conflicting evidence to determine if the three men had used the bottle to strike the victim.
The artist’s lawyer Slobodan Jovicic said his client was “of course very disappointed” during a press conference after the verdict was handed down. The rapper (real name Rakim Mayers) has been served a conditional sentence, meaning he will not serve time in jail but is subject to two years probation.
Additionally, the court awarded damages in the amount of 12,500 Swedish Krona (approx. $1,300) to the victim “for violation of his integrity and pain and suffering.” The defendants were also ordered to pay 80,610 Swedish Krona (approx. $8,400) for the victim’s legal fees.
The F**kin’ Problems rapper was previously released by Swedish authorities following the conclusion of his trial on August 2, and was not required to be in court for his sentencing. Upon his return to the United States, he attended Kanye West‘s Sunday Service in California to mingle with friends.
It wasn’t long before the 30-year-old was back on stage, performing on Sunday at the 92.3 Real Street Festival at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Speaking out about the controversy following his arrest and rumors of being subject to inhumane detainment conditions, the rapper shared with the crowd:
“I’m so happy to be here right now. That was a scary, humbling experience, but I’m here right now. God is good. You know what I’m saying? People who wouldn’t even f**k with me felt sympathy and sympathetic for my situation. People was praying for me. That uplifted me when my spirits was low. I can’t thank y’all enough. That was crazy. Thank you so much.”
He continued, sharing with fans:
“I know y’all was praying for me. Imma need y’all to keep praying for me… Hopefully with God’s will, I’m not guilty and s**t.”
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