A $ AP Rocky he didn't beat rap in Sweden because the judges in his assault case found him guilty … but he would NOT have to go to prison.
Four judges in this case issued a written decision on Wednesday … with the conclusion that A $ AP was guilty of assaulting a man during a street fight in Stockholm. The judges said Rocky and his two friends, who also went to court, "were not in a situation where they would have the right to self-defense."
The case depended on whether A $ AP threw the victim's bottle in the middle of it total fight at the end of June. Prosecutors argued that Rocky had tossed the bottle and seriously cut the guy, but they couldn't portray a single witness who saw the bottle fly in close quarters. Rocky admitted that he was holding a bottle for protection, but he put it down and never made contact with the guy.
The judges stated that the prosecutors have not proved that the bottle was used to hit the victim. As a result, the judges stated that the crime did not guarantee further imprisonment and added that Rocky would NOT have to perform social services.
However, AP and the co-accused will have to pay compensation to the victim as well as to cover Sweden's court expenses. The judges have not announced how much it will be.
As reported, the alleged victim was the initial aggressor harassing Rocky and his crew despite requests from the rapper to leave them alone. The guy also attacked Rocky's bodyguard before A $ AP took up the business.
$ AP was imprisoned for a month, and 3/4 of that time behind bars was even before he was charged. $ AP I never claimed his arrest was racially motivated … but his mom and G-Eazy he had another view.
The case became an international incident – claims for racism and inhuman conditions in prison. President Trump he intervened … but it didn't suit the Swedish prime minister who told him that jump out.
After a month in prison and a 3-day trial, the judges allowed Rocky & # 39; emu to do so fly home to the states while they decided his fate. Prosecutors wanted Rocky to remain in jail until he was sentenced because they said so risked a flight.
$ AP flew out of Sweden by a private jet and was happy when he landed in LAX.
As we reported … Rocky performed last weekend at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, for the first time since his arrest, and told his fans, "I hope I'm not guilty and hope we don't have to go back to jail or anything."
Rocky seemed to indicate that he would return to Sweden to make time if he was found guilty – but that won't be a problem.