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Swedish Court Finds A$AP Rocky Guilty of Assault

By Akinwale Akinyoade
14 August 2019   |   1:03 pm
American rapper, Rakim Mayers better known by his stage name A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault. This verdict is coming for the rapper's role in a street brawl in Stockholm, Sweden. A$AP Rocky who spent several days in Swedish jail while awaiting trial had earlier testified that his actions were in self-defence as…

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American rapper, Rakim Mayers better known by his stage name A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault.

This verdict is coming for the rapper’s role in a street brawl in Stockholm, Sweden.

A$AP Rocky who spent several days in Swedish jail while awaiting trial had earlier testified that his actions were in self-defence as he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who he said were persistently following his entourage on 30 June.

A$AP Rocky

FILE PHOTO: A$AP Rocky performs “I’m Not the Only One” with Sam Smith (not pictured) during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

In his testimony to the Stockholm district court, Rocky said one of the men subsequently picked a fight with his (Rocky’s) bodyguards.

It would be recalled that the 30-year-old rapper and his two bodyguards were released on 2 August pending the verdict. All three have returned to the US and are not legally obliged to be present in Stockholm.

Rocky’s plight in Sweden generated outrage from his fans and fellow celebrities alike who demanded his release with the president of the United States, Donald Trump also getting involved.

More details to emerge.

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