Rapper A$AP Rocky Convicted of Assault in Swedish Court

Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other defendants were found guilty of assault in a Swedish court on Wednesday after returning to the U.S. earlier this month.

Rapper A$AP Rocky and two others were found guilty of assault in a Swedish court just weeks after being released from jail while awaiting a verdict.  

The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was convicted of assault on Wednesday for his involvement in a fight back on June 30.

The rapper and two other individuals involved were ordered to pay $1,300 in damages to the victim, but they will not spend any more time behind bars.

The trio pled not guilty citing the incident as self-defense after the victim allegedly harassed them prompting their response, though the courts eventually shot down this claim.

Rocky was ultimately released from prison on August 2 and was allowed to return home to the United States, which experts cited as a signal the rapper may be facing a lesser sentence.

Rocky’s conviction comes just weeks after President Trump took to twitter calling for the rapper’s release over unfair treatment saying, “Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM.”

The president continued by saying, “We do so much for Sweden but it doesn’t seem to work the other way around.”

Swedish officials blasted the president for his remarks suggesting they do not appreciate the political pressure within the judicial arena.

Rocky and the two other defendants were also ordered to pay legal fees to the state and are subject to a two-year probationary period.

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