Swedish Judge Finds A$AP Rocky Guilty!
This is one of those WTH,? stories. AllHipHop reports rap superstar A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in last months street fight in Sweden. The judgement came down this morning. It's very clear the verdict has nothing to do with the law. If it did, 19-year old Mustafa Jafari who broke his headphones on the face of the rappers security guard would be the one in jail. Especially given the fact that he's reportedly already a criminal, with an extensive record in Sweden.
Jafari and his friend were not charged with anything and didn't see a day behind bars in spite of video footage showing them as the aggressors. Jafari initiated the violence when he slammed his headphones on the face of Rocky's security guard. Then for more than an hour proceeded to follow, taunt, and harass the 30-year old rapper and his crew until the street fight popped off.
The only good news is that Rocky won't have to go back to jail. CNN reports, the rap star will be on probation for the next two years. He'll also have to pay damages to the very man who initiated the whole thing! Again...WTH!?! According to CNN Wednesday morning the rapper whose real name is, Rakim Mayers, and two other men form his entourage Bladimir Corniel, and David Rispers were all found guilty of assaulting Jafari. The Harlem-bred rapper and the two men were arrested after a street fight on June 30. All three said they acted in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Stockholm District Court rejected the trios claims and in the ruling said,
"Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject to a current or imminent criminal attack," they added. "Therefore, they were not in a situation where they were entitled to use violence in self-defense. Nor could they have perceived themselves to be in such a situation."
During the trial on August 2, 2019 Swedish prosecutor, Daniel Suneson, accused the three men of kicking and beating Jafari with a glass bottle. Fortunately the court determined there was insufficient evidence to prove that claim, which is why the music star didn't get hit with more charges or jail time. For that matter Rocky wasn't required to appear in court today for ruling either.
What it boils down to is money. Don't it always? Rocky was ordered to pay 12,500 Swedish Krona ($1,300) to the alleged victim "for violation of his integrity and pain and suffering," and another $8,400 (80,610 Swedish Krona) to his lawyer. Wow! Note to self...NEVER GO OR BUY ANYTHING IN/FROM SWEDEN EVER AGAIN!