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ASAP Rocky Case: The rapper was found guilty of assault

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American rapper ASAP Rocky, the real name of Rakim Mayers, was found guilty of assault during the Stockholm fight and received a suspended sentence.

The 30-year-old was also ordered to pay compensation to the victim.

ASAP Rocky spent almost a month in detention after the assault that occurred at the end of June before he was released before sentence.

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

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"The assault was not so serious that you should choose imprisonment," the court said in a statement.

"The accused are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences."

ASAP Rocky and his co-accused claimed that they were acting in self-defense against the two men who were following their group.

But the court said the trio "were not in a situation where they had the right to self-defense," and wrote in their verdict that "they attacked the victim, hitting and kicking him while he was lying on the ground.

"The artist also threw the victim on the ground and stepped on his shoulder."

The court said the assault victim, a 19-year-old refugee, had received compensation for what the court described as a violation of his integrity, and for pain and suffering.

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