A$AP Rocky given suspended sentence in Sweden assault case

A Swedish court convicted U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and handed down a suspended sentence on Wednesday following a high-profile trial that led U.S. President Donald Trump to question the fairness of Sweden’s legal system.

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was detained on July 3 in connection with a street June 30 street brawl and charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.

The court also convicted two members of the singer’s entourage of the same crime, stating their self-defence claims were not applicable to the circumstances of the incident.

“In an overall assessment the court finds that the assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen,” the court said in a statement.

“The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences.”

The case had sparked a diplomatic feud of sorts between Trump and Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.


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