Rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in Sweden, weeks after being released from Swedish prison, where he was held for 31 days awaiting trial.
Prior to his arrest, Rocky had been roaming the streets of Stockholm with his entourage, when they were filmed beating and throwing a man who had reportedly been following them. The incident occurred in Stockholm on Sunday 30th June, and Rocky and his team were later arrested on suspicion of assault. Rocky had earlier appeared at Smash festival in Stockholm.
Rocky posted a video to Instagram after the incident saying that the men involved in the incident had been following him for four blocks, and ‘slapping girls butts who passed’.
Following concerns raised by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, President Trump took a personal interest in Rocky’s case and conditions, which were described as “Like Walking Into A Toilet” by a US official.
The situation escalated into an international incident last month, when Trump told Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven that he was ‘very disappointed’ that Löfven refused his request for bail and freedom for the musician. However, Sweden has no bail system and their constitution prevents the Prime Minister from getting involved in legal cases.
Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM. We do so much for Sweden but it doesn’t seem to work the other way around. Sweden should focus on its real crime problem! #FreeRocky— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2019
Although Rocky and two members of his entourage have been found guilty, they won’t return to Swedish jail.
“The assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen,” the court said in a statement.
“The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences.”
Provided Rocky doesn’t break any more laws in Sweden before his two years of probation are up, he’ll be an entirely free man.
Despite this, you can probably expect some big Sweden diss tracks soon.