A$AP Rocky Convicted of Assault by Swedish Court
A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in Sweden, reported CNN. The popular hip-hop star and two members of his entourage, David Rispers and Bladimir Corniel, were convicted for a confrontation that took place in Stockholm on June 30.
However, A$AP’s prayers seem to have been answered. At his first performance since his release, the MC asked his fans to keep praying for him so he wouldn’t get any jail time, reported ABC News.
The three men will remain free as they have received conditional sentences and been ordered to pay $1,300 in fines and nearly $8,400 in the victim’s legal fees.
Real name Rakim Myers, A$AP was held in a Swedish jail for nearly a month while awaiting trial for the incident. Many fans, fellow celebrities and even U.S. President Donald Trump called for his release repeatedly.
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Trump expressed disappointment in Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven for not intervening. One fan was even arrested for threatening to blow up the Swedish embassy over A$AP’s detainment.
A$AP and his colleagues were accused of assaulting 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari. Though A$AP claimed self-defense and pleaded not guilty, the Swedish court said, “Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack.”