He may not be going back to Swedish jail but rapper A$AP Rocky is “disappointed” in the guilty verdict that Swedish court ruled regarding his aggravated assault case in the Nordic country.
Rocky’s highly publicized trial drew the attention of fans, celebrities, and United States President Donald Trump. Now that the verdict has been released, the 30-year-old rapper managed to steer away from jail time but is mandated to pay his victim for damages.
The rapper turned to social media to address the issue and thank those who supported him during his trial. The whole fiasco stemmed from a street brawl that took place in a street in Stockholm back in June. In an Instagram post, Rocky shared a photo of himself drinking from a cup. He captioned the photo:
“I am of course disappointed by today’s verdict. I want to say thanks again to all of my fans, friends and everyone who showed me love during this difficult time.”
Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, said he will “keep moving forward” from the incident and thanked “everyone who advocated for justice.”
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I AM OF COURSE DISAPPOINTED BY TODAY’S VERDICT. I WANT TO SAY THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS, AND EVERYONE WHO SHOWED ME LOVE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IMMA KEEP MOVING FORWARD. THANK YOU TO MY TEAM, MY MANAGEMENT, ATTORNEYS, LABEL AND EVERYONE WHO ADVOCATED FOR JUSTICE. 🙏🏿
Along with the rapper, two of his co-defendants, identified as Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were given suspended sentences. Aside from paying damages, they will also pay reimbursement to Sweden for “expenses and public legal counsels.” The Stockholm District Court ruled out self-defense and found that they attacked 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari.
Jafari, for his part, claimed that Rocky or one of the members of his entourage hit him with a bottle at the time. The court stated that Jafari had no sufficient evidence to prove his claims.