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A$AP Rocky Found GUILTY In Assault Case In Sweden
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A verdict is in on the A$AP Rocky trial.
A$AP Rocky and two members of his crew has been found guilty of assault. He has been given a suspended sentence which means no jail time for the rapper, and he has also been ordered to pay a fine to the victim of the incident.
According to NBC News, the court felt that the assault was "of such a serious nature" to give the rapper more jail time than he already received. Hollywood Reporter reports that their fine is $1,309 in damages split between all three of his defendants.
The rapper was facing two years behind bars after being charged with assault in Sweden after an altercation with two men who had been allegedly harassing him as they walked throughout the streets.
Prosecutors had asked the judge to sentence the rapper six months in prison.
Rocky had recently spoke about his experience for the first time during a recent show.
"I’m so happy to be here right now," he said. "That was a scary, humbling experience, but I’m here right now. God is good, man, you know what I’m saying? Everybody listen. I know y’all was praying for me. I’m gonna need y’all to keep praying for me. You know what I’m saying? Hopefully, with God’s will I’m not guilty."
He continued to speak on his alleged innocence.
"I know y'all was praying for me. Imma need y'all to keep praying for me," he said. "Hopefully with God's will, I'm not guilty and s***."
Rocky had released a video showing his perspective of the incident after someone had released a clip on TMZ showing he and his crew slamming two men on the ground.