A$AP Rocky has been found guilty but he’s not going to prison
Unless he gets into more brawls, the A$AP Rocky assault buzz is finally over as the Swedish court has made a decision on his fate.
The verdict is in on Rocky’s case and he’s been charged with assault, as are two members of his entourage. Rocky has been ordered to pay kr12,500 SEK in total (around US $1,302) to the victim personally in damages and has also been given two years of probation.
It was decided by the judge that Rocky did not need to receive a prison sentence as “The assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen,” the court said in a statement. “The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences.”
Given that Rocky is worth several millions of dollars, the just over one thousand dollar fine won’t keep him up at night, not for financial reasons at least.
Rocky and two members of his entourage were found guilty of assault in Sweden. The event occurred after Rocky was attending a gig in Stockholm, Sweden, he, his guard and two of his entourage were hounded by two young men on the street.
One thing led to another, and Rocky and his entourage became emboriled in a fight with one of the young men. Rocky can be seen kicking the man repeatedly in the stomach.
He initially was to be charged with aggravated assault and was held in a Swedish jail cell for five weeks. His crime was later lessened to just assault, as was the crimes of his entourage.
Donald Trump even got in on the news and tried to get Rocky released early from his jail cell, though Sweden affirmed that no one is above the law.
Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
Rocky is now back in the States and back on to work, earlier in August he performed his first show at the Real Street Festival in Anaheim, California. He told his roaring fans “I just want to say, what I experienced it’s crazy. I’m so happy to be here y’all don’t even understand. I’m so happy to be here right now. That was a scary, humbling experience, but I’m here right now God is good.”
This whole ordeal you may assume would put the rapper off Europe for a while but no. The star is attending festivals in Switzerland, Netherlands, and Finland all in the very near future.
Rocky himself took to Instagram to share his disappointment in the verdict.
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I AM OF COURSE DISAPPOINTED BY TODAY’S VERDICT. 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.