ASAP Rocky has been found guilty of assault during a street brawl in Stockholm.

The US rapper, 30, real name Rakim Mayers, swerved a two-year jail sentence and was handed a suspended sentence.

He did not return to Sweden for the sentencing after his release from jail on August 2 having been in custody for nearly a monnth.

Prosecutors had been demanding a six-month jail sentence over the assault in the Swedish capital on July 3.

The musician was arrested on suspicion of assault after a video emerged appearing to show him throwing a “pest” to the ground.

Rocky, as well as others, claimed their actions were in self-defence and had pleaded not guilty.

Two members of ASAP Rocky’s entourage, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were found guilty of the same charge.

The court said in a statement: “The assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen.

“The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences.”

It added though: “[They] assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him as he lay on the ground.

“The artist has also thrown the victim to the ground and stepped on his arm.”

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Source:: Daily Times

      

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ASAP Rocky guilty of assault in Sweden street fight but DODGES prison as judge gives him suspended sentence in his absence

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