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A$AP Rocky Found Guilty Of Assault In Sweden

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 29, 2016, recording artist ASAP Rocky attends the LACMA Art + Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles. - US President Donald Trump said on July 19, 2019, the White House was in touch with Sweden over the controversial jailing of rapper ASAP Rocky. A Stockholm court on Friday ordered the Harlem rapper to stay in custody in Sweden for another week while an investigation is completed into an alleged assault during a street brawl. "I have been called by so many people asking me to help ASAP Rocky," Trump told journalists in the Oval Office. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP)
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 29, 2016, recording artist ASAP Rocky attends the LACMA Art + Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles. – US President Donald Trump said on July 19, 2019, the White House was in touch with Sweden over the controversial jailing of rapper ASAP Rocky. A Stockholm court on Friday ordered the Harlem rapper to stay in custody in Sweden for another week while an investigation is completed into an alleged assault during a street brawl. “I have been called by so many people asking me to help ASAP Rocky,” Trump told journalists in the Oval Office. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP)

A$AP Rockyhas been found guilty of assault for his involvement in a June 30 street fight in Stockholm, a Swedish court ruled early Wednesday morning (August 14), according toLos Angeles Times. In a statement following Rocky’s conviction, however, Swedish prosecutors stated the performer will face no jail time.

“All three defendants are convicted of assault and sentenced to conditional sentences,” the statement reads, per ABC News. “The court finds that the defendants were not in a situation where they were entitled to self-defence and that they have assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him. However, it has not been proven that the defendants struck the victim in the head with a bottle or assaulted him with whole or broken bottles. The victim is awarded damages for violation of his integrity and pain and suffering, but less than he requested. The defendants shall, each based on their financial ability, repay the state for its expenses for public legal counsels.”

The statement continued: “In an overall assessment the court finds that the assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen. The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences.”

The verdict arrives two weeks after a judge ordered Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his co-defendants Bladimir Emilio Corniel and David Tyrone Rispers be released on August 2 from the Swedish jail where they spent a month in detainment, despite the six-month sentence prosecutors had proposed. After regaining their freedom, Rocky and his two bodyguards returned to the United States while they awaited the verdict.

The 30-year-old star pleaded “not guilty” to assault charges, claimed self-defense and argued he and his entourage tried to avoid the brawl that transpired with alleged victimMustafa Jafari, 19, and his friend, who the “L$D” star claimed had been following them around. Jafari, on the other hand, alleged the emcee pushed him to the ground as Rocky and his squad kicked an supposedly hit him with parts of or a whole bottle. Footage of the altercation appeared to show the “Goldie” musician push Jafari to the ground.