A$AP Rocky found guilty in Swedish assault trial


A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in Sweden, but he won’t have to serve any additional time in jail, The New York Times reports.

The American rapper received his sentence on Wednesday after being detailed in Stockholm last month over a street brawl. Prosecutors accused the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two other men of “deliberately” attacking Mustafa Jafari, while Mayers said he acted in self-defense. Mayers remained in custody for about a month pending a trial but was allowed to return home to the United States last week as he awaited the verdict.

The Swedish court ultimately found Mayers guilty of the assault but decided it wasn’t “of such a serious nature” as to call for additional jail time beyond what he already served, and so he received a conditional sentence, NBC News reports. Prosecutors had been seeking six months in jail.

President Trump had weighed in on Mayers’ case after lobbying from Kim Kardashian West, tweeting “#FreeRocky” and saying he was “very disappointed” in the prime minister of Sweden “for being unable to act.” Mayers has thanked fans for their support over the past few weeks, performing over the weekend for the first time since his release. “It was a scary, humbling experience, but I’m here right now,” he said, Rolling Stone reports. “God is good.”

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Source:: Lifestyle – The Week

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