A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault by Swedish court 4 months ago

A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault by Swedish court

The popular rapper has been found guilty of assault.

Rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault, and handed a suspended sentence as a result.

This means that neither Rocky, nor his two friends that were also involved with the assault, will have to return to Swedish prison, where they had already spent over a month.

According to BBC, the court issued a statement which stated that the assault was not of a serious enough nature that could justify a prison sentence.

It said: "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."

A$AP Rocky and his co-defendants claimed they had been acting in self-defence against two men who had been following their group.

But the court wrote in its verdict that they "assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him as he lay on the ground", which was evident in a video of the attack that was widely shared at the time.

Rocky was released from a Swedish jail and returned to America at the start of August, following prompting from US President Donald Trump, and a petition signed by over half a million people.