The US rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, model, actor and music video director A$AP Rocky, 30 year old, whose real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence by the Stockholm District Court in Sweden, after a street confrontation in Stockholm in June 30.
„They were not in a situation where they were entitled to use violence in self-defense” was said in the Court. The artist and the two other men , David Rispers and Bladimir Corniel , assaulted the victim by kicking and beating him with a whole or part of a glass bottle while he lay on the ground, the prosecutor sustained. A$AP Rocky will be subject to a probationary period of two years. The court awarded damages to the victim "for violation of his integrity and pain and suffering." A$AP Rocky became known for his song "Praise the Lord."
The rapper's arrest angered fans and fellow artists, and strained diplomatic relations with the United States after President Donald Trump repeatedly demanded his release. Swedish officials repeatedly stressed that the country's judiciary is "completely independent" and "does not take into consideration outside pressure from politicians or others." A$AP Rocky had a performance at a music festival in California. Sunday.