American rapper convicted of Stockholm assault

World | 14 Aug 2019 8:27 pm

A Swedish court has found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. 
The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, earlier pleaded self-defense and said he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who he said were persistently following his entourage. 
One of them picked a fight with one of Mayers' two bodyguards, the rapper told the Stockholm District Court. 
The courts said the defendants "were not in a situation'' where they were entitled to self-defense and that they "assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him.'' 
As a result, the three defendants were "convicted of assault and sentenced to conditional sentences.'' -AP


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