US rapper A$AP Rocky gets suspended sentence for assault 

The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage "assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him as he lay on the ground.

Published: 14th August 2019 07:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2019 07:03 PM   |  A+A-

Rapper A$AP Rocky

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By PTI

STOCKHOLM: A Stockholm court on Wednesday convicted US rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and handed him a suspended sentence over a street brawl in June, a case that outraged fans and stoked diplomatic tensions.

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The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two members of his entourage "assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him as he lay on the ground.

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The artist has also thrown the victim to the ground and stepped on his arm," the court wrote in its verdict.

It said the three were "not in a situation where they were entitled to self-defence".

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