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A$AP Rocky “Dissapointed” By Guilty Verdict, But Won’t Serve Jail Time



A Swedish court handed A$AP Rocky some good news and some bad news Wednesday morning. The Grammy-nominated rapper was found guilty of assault in a Stockholm street brawl, but won’t serve any more jail time.

The 30-year-old musician, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, didn’t appear in the Stockholm court where he and two members of his entourage were convicted.

Rocky — who spent a month in custody before he was released – was given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay a fine of 12,500 Swedish krona ($1,300) to the victim.

Prosecutors allege that the “Praise the Lord” rapper and two entourage members assaulted a teen in a bloody beatdown June 30 in the Swedish capital. The rapper — who was seen on a video throwing the teen to the ground — has claimed that he was acted in self-defense.

Following the verdict Rocky took to Instagram to say he was “disappointed” but thanked fans for their support.

“I am of course disappointed by today’s verdict,” he wrote. “I want to say thanks again to all of my fans, friends and everyone who showed me love during this difficult time. Imma keep moving forward. Thank you to my team, my management, attorneys, label and everyone who advocated for justice.”

Rocky was initially taken into police custody in Sweden on July 3 following the street fight, and spent a month in a Swedish prison before getting released on Aug. 2 to await the verdict.

The rapper claimed that the altercation happened after “drug addicts” harassed him and his friends, and shared video on Instagram of two men confronting him and his security guard while outside a restaurant. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

While he was in custody in Sweden, a number of celebrities publicly showed their support for him, including President Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West and more.

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