A$AP Rocky Lawyer 'Disappointed' by Verdict

US rapper A$AP Rocky is now back in the United States

Rapper A$AP Rocky was convicted of assault by a Swedish judge Wednesday, concluding a criminal case that drew intervention from President Donald Trump and numerous celebrities, according to Fox News.

Swedish authorities arrested the 30-year-old rapper and two of his associates, Bladimir Emilio Corniel and David Tyrone Rispers, in early July on charges of assault after a June 30 street fight with a 19-year-old man, Mustafa Jafari.

"The defendants have claimed that they acted in self-defense", read one part of a statement the court put out.

The court also ruled the self-defence claims of the three defendants were not applicable to the circumstances of the incident. "Nor could they have perceived themselves to be in such a situation", the judge added. He and two members of his entourage will not receive jail sentences, however, having already spent over a month in a Swedish detention center.

At one point U.S. -Sweden relations got so tense that Carl Risch, assistant secretary of State of consular affairs, flew in to monitor the situation.

The Harlem rapper left Stockholm and returned to the USA immediately after they were released from detention on August 2.

Rocky returned to his home in the United States on August 2, before the verdict was issued this week.

Rocky and the other two people involved were also order to pay $1,300 in damages to the victim, according to reports.

NY rapper A$AP Rocky is speaking out.

The lawyer for US rapper A$AP Rocky says he is "disappointed" by the decision of a Stockholm court to find his client guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in the city.

During the trial, prosecutors played video footage that showed the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, throwing a young man to the ground. Even though he received a suspended sentence, Rocky will have to pay some fees and fines, but those are not yet revealed. "I wanna say this though". O'Brien wrote in a letter to the Swedish government during the trial that warned of "negative consequences" for American-Swedish relations in the event Mayers wasn't released.

The news comes after Rocky was allowed to return to the U.S. That was a scary, humbling experience, but I'm here right now.



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