Court ruled rapper was guilty of misdemeanor assault but would receive probation and have to pay nearly $9,000 in restitution to the victim.
A$AP Rocky was found guilty of misdemeanor assault by a Swedish court on Wednesday (Aug. 14). The court ruled that the rapper will receive probation in the case and ordered him to pay nearly $9,000 in restitution to the vicitm.
The rapper (born Rakim Mayers) pleaded self-defense in the June 30 street brawl that took place in Stockholm, saying that he attempted to avoid the confrontation with the two men he said were following his crew. Rocky, 30, who was not present for the verdict, was facing up to two years in prison.
A judge released Rocky on Aug. 2 and he was free to return home to the United States while awaiting the verdict. Two other defendants that were locked up with Rocky were also released from Swedish detention after the judge found them not to be a flight risk. The MC made his first post-incarceration concert appearance on Sunday at the Real Street Festival in Anaheim, Calif., calling his jail time in Sweden a “scary, humbling experience.”
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